BoundariesBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2028 (Published 14 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2028
- Robin Ferner, director, West Midlands Centre for Adverse Drug Reactions, Birmingham City Hospital
Boundaries cause problems. Thirty years ago, the Royal Navy’s taskforce set sail for the Falkland Islands (or do I mean Las Malvinas) in a boundary dispute. The Iron Lady might have imagined this problem solved, but it seems to be a political issue once again. Then there is the Act of Union 1707 between England and Scotland . . .
The boundary that separates medicines from other products is blurred. It is illegal under the Medicines Act 1968 to make medicinal claims …