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UK government to tackle prescription fraud

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7098.1849e (Published 28 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1849
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Family doctors in Britain face more rigorous checks on their prescribing practices under an official crackdown on prescription fraud, which is costing the NHS up to £100m ($160m) a year.

    The Department of Health is preparing to implement recommendations from an efficiency scrutiny team. This followed a case in Leeds in which a doctor and a pharmacist …

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