The results of our reader poll on changes to the supply of codeine-based pain medication are in.
There were 233 votes with the majority (76.82%) saying they did not support the changes – scroll to the end of the story to see the full results.
From Thursday, February 1 codeine-based pain medication is no longer available over the counter at pharmacies and shops.
Customers now have to get a prescription from their doctor under the controversial changes introduced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
While the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt stands by the changes, insisting up to 100 lives a year can be saved when codeine is taken off store shelves, many fear the changes will lead to over-crowded GP waiting rooms and increased pressure on hospital outpatient departments.
As well as voting in our poll readers took to Facebook to share their feelings on the issue: