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FAQ to help primary care avoid prescribing over-the-counter items

 

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FAQ to help primary care avoid prescribing over-the-counter items

NHS England has published a list of frequently asked questions to make it easier for primary care to avoid prescribing items that are freely available over the counter, often at lower cost

In the year to June 2017, the NHS spent approximately £569m on prescriptions for medicines which can be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy and other outlets such as supermarkets. More....