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and the GPhC’s proposals, which will enable P category medicines to be made available through self-selection, must be withdrawn.

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

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  • 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!
  • Mike Walker
    Mike Walker United Kingdom, Stockport
    Feb 08, 2015
    Feb 08, 2015
    In light of recent diclofenac withdraw to POM, I don't see how decreasing pharmacist involvement in selling OTC P meds will improve patient care.
  • yusuf osman
    yusuf osman United Kingdom, Leicester
    Dec 15, 2014
    Dec 15, 2014
    I see it as patient safety at risk.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Dec 09, 2014
    Dec 09, 2014
    it is alredy hard to stop abuse of OTC
    medicines,so puting P medicine for self-selection is recipe for disaster
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