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New antibiotic rules just highlight the magic of the prescribing pad

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'The problem is - standard medical thinking assumes patients go running to the doctor for any little sniffle. ' Anon - you read Pulse. You are probably better-educated than 95% of the UK population (I'm guessing you're a GP or associated professional). You probably pay for your scripts and probably work, so time is a priority. None of these factors apply to many of our more frequent presenters - the elderly, the young parents, the unemployed and the never-been-employed - they have lots of time, little education, few coping skills and not a great deal of money. The GP is therefore the 'can't be too safe' default, with the possibility of getting OTC drugs for free also.

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25 Aug 2015

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2:31pm

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