Sixty medicines are blacklisted

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 07 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1427

Sixty medicines look likely to join the blacklist of drugs that GPs cannot prescribe, but patient care is unlikely to be affected despite protests from patient groups and the pharmaceutical industry.

Over half of the products are for skin disorders, with most of the others for allergic disorders, anaemia, diarrhoea, and sleep problems. The vast majority are already available over the counter. Many manufacturers …

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