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Four in 10 GPs 'regularly' see lonely patients who are not unwell

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GPs should stop prescribing SSRIs to people who do not meet the indication criteria for the indications these drugs were invented for. Of course how would you enforce this in the nhs of today with patients seeing different GPs every time they come in. If you never prescribed or initiated a particular medication why should it be your responsibility to prescribe it if you a. Don’t agree that it should have been prescribed in the first place and b. Don’t believe that it has any beneficial effect to the patient. Socialism meddling in medicine produces unhappy and poorly treated patients and fed up clinicians who aren’t allowed to do their jobs properly

Posted date

19 Dec 2019

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12:09pm

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