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GPC welcomes new NICE guidance on patient group directions

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Common sense at last prevails. I wrote on this issue some months ago when the large company chemists applied for PGDs to enable them to supply salbutamol inhalers without prescription. Ethics were circumnavigated for the sake of what was seen as a profitable add-on, and who knows where it would have stopped but for the NICE intervention. I write this as a qualified pharmacist, and also as an independent prescriber running a respiratory clinic in Primary Care.

Posted date

09 Aug 2013

Posted time

1:38pm

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