Letter: Cruel aspirin cuts

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Sir: What idiot decreed that we can buy only 32 aspirins at a time? With two people in a household stricken with this year's bug, the aspirin consumption is 16 a day. That means we are allowed only two days' supply for a four-day Christmas holiday. We're forced from our sick beds to chase around the county finding any chemist that is open to get further stocks. And the Government has the audacity to ask us not to call GPs over the holiday period, when we are forbidden from seeking our own cure. If any poor soul wants to OD on aspirin they will stockpile them anyway. Why make the physically sick suffer even more by stringent restrictions on a once readily-available medicine?

ALEX MORRIS

Wonersh, Surrey

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