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Ruth Hulton

  • Government told to restrict gabapentin and pregabalin availability

    Ruth Hulton's comment 05 Feb 2016 7:09am

    @2.44pm Fenella
    I would discuss with your pharmacy re CDs. There is no good reason from a legal point of view that they cannot deliver controlled drugs and I would argue from an ethical point of view that it is often required. I.e. Patients in chronic, severe pain, terminally ill. I would always prefer to do deliveries to patients who genuinely struggle to get to the pharmacy rather than those who may use it got convenience.

  • BMA warns over proposal to remove pharmacy checks on naproxen use

    Ruth Hulton's comment 16 Apr 2014 9:18pm

    But Bob Hodges, musculoskeletal would be outside the licence as the product is being specifically marketed for primary dysmenorrhea. So you would be happy for a 60 year old male with a hx of gi ulcers to buy it to treat his bad back without any advice?

    Also I agree it would be better if more people took responsibility for their own healthcare but I am constantly amazed at the lack of understanding of simple advice and sometimes by the conscious decision to go against that advice. Admittedly keeping at as a P medicine does not solve this but he adds another layer of control and sends the message that it should be taken carefully.

  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away

    Ruth Hulton's comment 19 Mar 2014 7:10am

    I agree that evidence based medicine should certainly prevail as a general rule. However for very min