Thursday, 6 April 2017

Web pharmacy gave 17-second prescription

Web pharmacy gave 17-second prescription Websites selling prescription medicines have been reprimanded by inspectors for compromising patient safety.

The Care Quality Commission highlighted lax standards at four online services in its latest batch of inspections.

It included one case where a patient's application was assessed in only 17 seconds by a GP.

Another service was criticised for prescribing a "high volume" of opioid-based medicines without properly checking patient histories.

Other issues identified by inspectors included insufficient checks on patients' identity, poor recording of medical histories, inappropriate medicines being prescribed and lack of communication with the patient's GP. BBC News

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