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Pharmacy flu scheme 'leaves GPs with £4m loss'

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The Pharmacist's Hymn: "Take this and if you are getting worse or not better very shortly go and see your GP as soon as possible." When waiting my turn I cringe to hear most pharmacists taking histories and advising. Most of their profit making "medicines" we stopped prescribing due to lack of evidence years ago.To be fair they do not get their feedback- we do and it teaches us a lot about the in-effectiveness of most of the stuff. One ancient way of paying doctors was to do so whislt one was well and stop it wnen ill till better.Consider that below. GBS's statement about private medicine fees is very applicable to pharmacies"If you pay a judge only to find accused guilty would it influence them in their judgements?. I have been trying to teach patients not to seek treatment but to let nature take its course with advisements of course.This takes time and sometimes extra reviews. This principle is undermined by some other professions. The pharmacy ethos is to make profits. I have never heard of a pharmacist just giving advice though I suppose this is possible. Their selling tactics undermine the priciple of natural cures where-ever possible. The NHS to some degree acts like the ancient payment method. If you do not satisfy your patients they will come back more often - more work less pay. Unfortunately if you are a hateful doctor you may frighten them away makeing your colleagues overwork.These do exist.

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17 Dec 2015

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1:32pm

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