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Self-selection of P medicines - not in the public interest!

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The new pharmacy regulator, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has publicly stated that its expertise is in regulation and not in pharmacy practice. Despite this admission, and the strong representations from representative bodies within the profession, it is proposing without consultation, to fundamentally change pharmacy practice in the way the most potent medicines are sold to the public.

We believe that selling potent medicines on an open display puts patient safety at risk and the GPhC’s proposals, which will enable P category medicines to be made available through self-selection, must be withdrawn.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Aug 16, 2015
    Aug 16, 2015
    Patients will buy inappropriate medicines having been bombarded by advertising by the large manufacturers, having self-diagnosed, possibly incorrectly. Patients have asked many times for 'thrush' products when they actually have symptoms of cystitis.
  • BERNARD DRAPER
    BERNARD DRAPER United Kingdom, Buckley
    Jun 24, 2015
    Jun 24, 2015
    As a pharmacist of 42 years ,I have always considered patient safety my most important role.It is incredible that the GPhC is willing to jeopardise this by allowing self selection of P medicines. What are pharmacists for,for God sake, or is the GPhC yet another organiation which has been influenced by commercial forces.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May 25, 2015
    May 25, 2015
    The idea of making P medicines available as self-selection assumes that the buyer understands the pros & cons, the effects & side effects, the indications & contra-indications of these medicines! But do they??
  • Ruth Brittain
    Ruth Brittain United Kingdom
    May 14, 2015
    May 14, 2015
    Putting P medicines on a self-selection display contradicts the point of them being P medicines in the first place. It is just plain daft!
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