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12 Oct 2017

“The peptic ulcers can also be lethal, in fact, one of my worst moments in the last few years was when I was up all night with a young man who was otherwise well, who was bleeding torrentially from a giant ulcer in his stomach which was caused by compound analgesics,” Dr Aidan Foy, Director of General Medicine at Newcastle’s Mater Hospital.

“This can happen to anyone and it can remain hidden. There don’t have to be dealers knocking on someone's door.” Over-the-counter painkiller addict. 

“It is something that people don’t realize. I had no idea that I could get addicted to codeine.” Frankie Bean began using Nurofen Plus 24-hours-a-day to stave off the chronic pain.

Published: 12 Oct 2017