Pharmacist launches campaign against dodgy prescribing

He says many are scared to question their local GPs

A pharmacist was so shocked by a script for 500 Valium and 1200 codeine tablets that he has launched a #metoo-style campaign against irresponsible prescribing.

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Steve Flavel says he has seen many dangerous scripts, but this one “took the cake”.

He says many pharmacists are worried about upsetting local GPs, but a united front on social media will protect individuals from a backlash.

In addition to 10 times the recommended maximum quantity of Valium, the script included 200 Mersyndol Forte tablets with five repeats.

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