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Pharmacists told to refuse GPs' generic pregabalin prescriptions


Ref GP Partner 9:55am - you could do this but I don't think it would solve the problem; anything prescribed off-licence then puts a responsibility with the prescriber to confirm their intentions and to confirm they are aware of it being an off-licence use - every single time! The problem here is not about on- or off-licence use - the problem (and I am no expert in patent law) is about breaching a patent, which, it appears to me, to be a completely different kettle of fish. Believe me, we also have better things to do than "deal with this dross", Rog Neal - it is also a lot of additional work for pharmacists.

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28 Apr 2015

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