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Medicines optimisation schemes simply rob Peter to pay Paul – GPs should boycott them

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Too often we are pitted against the pharmacists - the flu jab debacle being a classic example. But they are doing other things to make money too - like the minor illness scheme where they can claim a consulting fee for every bottle of calpol they sell, where the parents would never have consulted a GP or pharmacists anyway. Good for them, I say. And the branded generic which is cheapest this week, is going to be different next week. Far better to stick to prescribing the generics and let the pharmacies take their cut. I like the analogy about borrowing the neighbours ladder. Now, how to sort out the issue of having to code the flu jabs given elsewhere for zero income to us..?

Posted date

30 Sep 2017

Posted time

10:21pm

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