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Dispensing GPs are more likely to prescribe higher cost drugs, finds study


Having worked in both dispensing and non-dispensing practices I dont think I prescribe differently between the two. However in one of those practices I have had patients attend specifically asking for a certain statin because they felt it was less likely to cause muscle pains. Or specifically ask for a certain inhaler because they had read about it in the news. Furthermore when performing blanket switches (to save money) - the number of patients demanding a switch back was much higher in the leafy rural practice rather than the town practice.

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20 Feb 2019

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