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

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and the GPhC’s proposals, which will enable P category medicines to be made available through self-selection, must be withdrawn.

Click here to read more about why the PDA are concerned about these proposals

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  • Lucy Taylor Self selection of P medicines will decrease patient safety, increase hopsital admissions and patients will miss out on important additional advice on the medicines and what they are treating. Also increase thefts of medicines that have the potential to be abused.

  • Bryan Stone I am in full support of maintaining the current status which works. It will be the start of the end for us if they go ahead. Needs to be stopped.

  • Ravinder Bansal Pharmacists need to regulate these medicines to protect the public from overuse or in effective use, need for GP referral. The provision of MurS and NMS has improved the use of medicines so why put the public at risk by giving them the opportunity to overuse P medicines.....

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