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!