The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
(MHRA) is the UK
has announced that a drug to combat chlamydia infection will now be available
as "over the counter" medicine.
The move means that 16 year olds may also be able to buy the antibiotic should they test positive for chlamydia or have sex with someone who tests positive. Campaigners are not pleased with this move saying it may encourage promiscuity among teenagers.
However people will need proof to show pharmacists that they have tested positive for the infection. These slips can also be handed to sexual partners who can buy the medication.