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Letters GP prescription of “low value” drugs

GPs to judge which patients deserve an NHS prescription

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 01 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k404
  1. Eugene Y H Yeung, medical doctor
  1. Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster LA1 4RP, UK
  1. eugeney{at}

The BMJ reports on NHS England’s advice to stop prescribing drugs of low clinical value.1 Setting guidance on what not to prescribe would reduce NHS costs, especially the prescription dispensing fees.12 But would it be easier to set …

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