Pharmacists' concern over doctors' plan for medicines

IPU president says move 'cannot be safer' for patients, citing US medical error stats

16th May, 2016
Doctors 'not trying to put pharmacists out of business' Pic iStock

The president of the

Irish Pharmaceutical Union has described a plan for GPs to dispense medicines directly to patients as a 'kite-flying exercise'.

Also speaking on RTE radio, Dr Yvonne Williams of the NAGP said doctors were not trying to put pharmacists out of business, adding that the plans would extend the current system whereby some doctors already dispense medicines to patients. She said the doctors' plan...

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