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Results for: May

Play it safe and don't self-prescribe

Doctors should refrain from prescribing drugs for themselves, family or friends unless in emergency situations.

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Self-prescribing not illegal, but unethical

It is unethical for dentists to routinely prescribe drugs for themselves, family or friends and they should only do so in emergency situations, warns MDDUS.

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Covert recording risks for dentists

Dentists are warned that the law offers little or no protection from patients covertly recording consultations.

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Doctors beware of prescribing pitfalls

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published the results of a major study into GP prescribing which found around one in 20 prescriptions issued to patients contains an error.

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