Probe into UK pharmacies ‘freely prescribing antibiotics’



An investigation has been launched after a number of online pharmacies were reported to have freely prescribed antibiotics to journalists.
The General Medical Council (GMC) launched the probe based on evidence collected by BBC Radio 5 live, and said “the overprescribing of antibiotics risks the health of us all”.
The study looked at 17 UK-based pharmacies selling antibiotics online and found that, while most appeared to operate within National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) guidelines, in one case three prescriptions were issued in the space of 24 hours to a BBC reporter.... read more

 
2 October 2016 in Health, Views: 40
Source: Scotsman
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