Health & Fitness

Relax law to ease HRT shortage, pharmacists say

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Posted: 27/04/22 - 09:51
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A simple law change around prescribing could help ease the treatment crisis facing many women going through the menopause, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) says.

Some are now struggling with untreated symptoms due to shortages of some types of hormone-replacement therapy (HRT).

Women who rely on the medicine have reported feeling suicidal without it.

The RPS wants pharmacists in England to be able to alter GP prescriptions and make medicine swaps when appropriate.

I Call True: A credible pharmacist is in some ways better than a doctor IMO so I'm all for this

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4 Comments
24 days
2 upvotes
seems bonkers that this wasn't already signed off with hindsight
29 days
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Can't really see a reason not to do this.
30 days
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So long as it is safe for them to do so, then why not add it will also lessen the burden on the local GPs too.
30 days
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If there are substitutions that can safely be used then why not?