UK government to tackle prescription fraudBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7098.1849e (Published 28 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1849
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
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 …