• Thursday, June 30, 2022

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Birmingham pharmacy charges £19.99 for bottle of Calpol, sparks outrage on Twitter for alleged ‘profiteering’

By: Sarwar Alam

A West Midlands-based pharmacy chain has been lambasted on social media for allegedly charging three times more than the normal price for a bottle of Calpol.

Councillor for Bromford and Hodge Hill in Birmingham Majid Mahmood on Wednesday night posted on Twitter a photo that showed bottles of the liquid paracetamol as advertised in a branch of Jhoots Pharmacy.

His tweet said a box of 32 paracetamol tablets, usually priced around £1, was being sold for £9.99 in the same branch.