Coles pulls Panadol and Nurofen off some store shelves
The store takes radical step after increasing shoplifting
Supermarket giant Coles has taken the extraordinary measure of pulling a range of medicinal products - including Nurofen, Panadol, as well as pregnancy tests – from shelves in a number of stores.
The move, which affects a limited number of outlets, none of which have been formally named, is an anti-theft measure, following an apparent escalation of stealing of the targeted products, reports New Idea Food.
The medication and pregnancy tests will be held behind counters, just like cigarettes, in the affected stores - with customers required to ask for them, rather than just picking off the shelves.