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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and the GPhC’s proposals, which will enable P category medicines to be made available through self-selection, must be withdrawn.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
    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!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar 10, 2015
    Mar 10, 2015
    Patient safety is at risk if this goes ahead. Even some medicines that currently have GSL status are not safe if taken inappropriately, for example ibuprofen in patients with hypertension, CKD3, heart failure. This move will completely undermine the role of the pharmacist!
  • Rachel Hall
    Mar 10, 2015
    Mar 10, 2015
    Patient safety is at risk if this goes ahead. Even some medicines that currently have GSL status are not safe if taken inappropriately, for example ibuprofen in patients with hypertension, CKD3, heart failure. This move will completely undermine the role of the pharmacist!
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