AMA ethics chief warns against 'growing interest' in GP dispensing

Just one public revelation of prescribing for profit would undermine the trust in doctors, he says

GPs must avoid a “race to the bottom” with pharmacists and stand against doctors dispensing for profit, the AMA’s ethics chief says.

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Dr Chris Moy, the chair of the AMA ethics and medicolegal committee, says he is detecting growing interest from doctors to break the taboo against dispensing medicines, in response to the encroachment of pharmacists into work traditionally done by GPs.

“They are doing things like vaccination and providing sick certificates, and there is a feeling that we are able to handle this (dispensing medicines), so we should be heading into areas that