An unintentional Miss Granny drug scene is earning criticisms amongst Pharmaceutical professionals and netizens.
The said scene in the movie is where Fely (Sarah Geronimo) was in panic while inside a drugstore. This is after she found out about that her new youthful self. The young Miss Granny demands for a medicine to calm her down.
What the attending pharmacist suggested was Valium, or diazepam, which is known to have a calming effect. However, it was handed without prescription, meaning Fely was able to avail of it over the counter.
This is what went wrong and netizens are now crying foul over this Miss Granny drug scene.
According to concerned netizens, Valium requires prescription.
Here are some of the comments in Twitter-
To my fellow pharmacists who already watched the move “Miss Granny”, have you noticed the scene inside the pharmacy where SG asked for a Valium and was given right away? I think there’s something wrong with that. #RPh
— Mark Anthony Bascon (@neoMARKazole) August 26, 2018
Okay na sana yung Miss Granny, na-off lang ako sa pagbenta ng Diazepam (Valium) w/o prescription.
— Hindi Umaga🌛 (@dettygabyelle) August 27, 2018
Okay maganda ang Miss Granny!! Pero paano po nakabili si Sarah G ng Valium ng walang yellow prescription?! Paki-explain!
— Erb Nino (@yeahERB) September 1, 2018
Now Viva Films released a statement Monday, acknowledging the incident and sending out a warning that Diazapem is not an over-the-counter drug.
To date, Miss Granny movie has earned over P135 million in ticket sales.