Doctors and pharmacists differ over steroid advice

Nearly 84% of dermatologists say pharmacists have modified prescriptions: US study
Reuters Health

Patients may be getting conflicting advice over how to use corticosteroid creams, with a US study suggesting pharmacists’ recommendations commonly contradict dermatologists’ instructions.

The researchers found that the two groups often gave differing advice to patients about how long to use the medications and how much to use, and they emphasised different risks and side effects, in the study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology.