Children collecting and purchasing medicines
This guide is to help pharmacists with requests from children to collect dispensed medicines or purchase medicines.
Requests from children can be for themselves or someone else, such as a parent, relative, neighbour or for a person they care for.
Pharmacists will need to decide on each request based on the individual circumstances and on a case by case basis. The factors to consider in this guide will help you to exercise your professional judgement.
First Published: 06 October 2016
Updated: 10 January 2023