Medical regulator slams 'inappropriate' online pharmacy model

Two British GPs have been suspended for prescribing opioids without taking a proper history

A medical regulator has warned that the online pharmacy model where doctors issue scripts based on a patient’s self-reported medical history is “inappropriate” and a “flawed operating system”.

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The conclusion was made by the UK’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) in the joint case of two GPs employed by White Pharmacy, which offers free online medical consultations for scripts.

The GPs were found to be “reckless” in their prescribing of opioids and suspended for professional misconduct that included not adequately assessing

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