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Allow over the counter sales of ventollin and respigen asthma inhalers

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Asthma is a chronic condition affecting the airways. Internationally, New Zealand has a high prevalence of asthma, with one in seven children (15 percent) aged 2–14 years (120,000 children) and one in nine adults (11 percent, 401,000 adults) reporting taking current asthma medication. The problem is that our government does not allow over the counter sales of ventollin or respigen, the blue reliever. You either have to pay $80 to see a doctor for a prescription or wait at the hospital for 4 hours. It's not right, if I'm having trouble breathing i should be able to go to a pharmacy and buy the reliever, like how it is in Australia.



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