Pharmacy skin checks ‘irresponsible’

The Chemmart service, Spotcheck, is for people looking for an “easy and convenient” way to get freckles and moles checked and allows individuals to choose one to three spots to be reviewed by skin cancer specialists, the group’s executive director, Jonathan Layton, told MO. 

Photos are taken with a handyscope dermoscopy tool attached to an iPhone or iPod touch, and within 48 hours the customer is notified as to whether the spot needs further treatment by a GP or dermatologist.

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