How can GPs protect themselves from patients who over- or under-medicate?

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How can GPs protect themselves against patients who over- or under-medicate?


A 34-year-old overseas student presented to a GP with a history of hay fever and asthma for which he had taken a variety of medications, including oral corticosteroids.

At the time of this initial consultation, his medications included asthma preventers and relievers, intranasal steroids and antihistamines. Oral corticosteroids were not required or prescribed on this occasion.

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