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Yet another script request? Think eBay!

From Dr MS Lovett


I was having a therapeutic clear-out of my surgery desk when I came across three boxed stethoscopes ­ drug rep giveaways. Perfect eBay fodder, so I went to browse.

Under Health & Beauty one can purchase all manner of medical equipment. Mindful of the recent revelations that misappropriated goods ­ like ambulances and hospital beds ­ find their way on to eBay, what caught my eye was the number of Accu-check strips there were for sale.

It occurred to me that apparent overuse of blood testing strips was actually unscrupulous diabetics making a bit on the side! If someone is prepared to buy a piece of toast that looks like Mother Teresa, there are no bounds to buying and selling.

So next time Mrs Bloggs wants yet another course of nicotine patches, think eBay!

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