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Spare us the heartsink celebrity endorsement

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It is illegal to advertise a prescription only drug to the general public,but not a test,not a charity,not a health concern.This has always been an anomaly and gives rise to these situations. In fairness there are worse examples,Matt Baker on the one show discussing casualty closures closed hurriedly by advising anyone in the nation who was concerned to fully discuss it with their GP. Celebrities cannotbe blamed for such nonsense,indeed nonsense is inherent in the concept of celebrity. The question is how can the GP population have become so weak and lacking in influence How can any of them still subscribe to the BMA or College.Many thousands still do so. Until the profession addressses their lack of effective representation it will be a free for all for every celebrity to advocate anything they like

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16 Mar 2018

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3:24pm

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