First do no harm? It includes writing scripts, too
Some doctor-shoppers are clever and subtle, writes Dr Paul Muthiah. Others ... aren't.
We often see road safety campaigns on billboards and TV, but how often are there adverts warning about the risk of addiction to prescription medications?
The difference between accidental drug-related deaths and car accidents has never been so pronounced, with the former twice as high (1489) as deaths associated with car accidents (712) in 2015.1 As GPs, our job is to care for our patients and improve their health and we do a good job. However, if we look