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Cutting prescriptions for over the counter drugs affects the poorest in society

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 03 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1874
  1. Brian McKinstry, professor of primary care ehealth
  1. Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH16 4UX, UK
  1. brian.mckinstry{at}

Ending prescriptions for conditions like dandruff,1 athletes foot, and mouth ulcers because people can buy them readily over the counter may seem like an easy win. But not everyone …

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