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Laxative supermarket ban urged

4th December 2009

The eating disorder charity Beat has called for laxatives to be banned from being sold over the counter in supermarkets.

It says laxatives are sold too easily with no restriction on how much and how often people can buy them and it wants only pharmacists to be able to sell them. The charity carried out a survey of 1,000 people under the age of 25 who were suffering from anorexia or bulimia and found that 79% were using laxatives every day to stay thing.

 

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