Time for category of pharmacist consultation and supplyBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1899 (Published 12 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1899
- Jeffrey K Aronson, reader in clinical pharmacology1
- 1Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7LF
Finch and Garner are rightly concerned that bacterial resistance will increase when drugs such as azithromycin become available over the counter.1 And there is a more general problem about switching a prescription only medicine (PoM) to pharmacy status (P).
Drugs that have switched from PoM to P have traditionally been used in treating minor ailments or injuries, health promotion, or …