oa South African Family Practice - What is it about dispensing? : editorial



Extracted from text ... Editorial A heated debate is raging about the right of medical practitioners to dispense medicines. Recent regulations introduced by the department of health (DoH) require doctors to first undergo a newly introduced "dispensing course" and then to apply to the DoH for a license to dispense medicines to their own patients. This license will be granted at the discretion of the head of the DoH. The granting of the license will not merely depend on the applicant's knowledge and skills in the field of dispensing, but the distance from the nearest pharmacy will also be taken into consideration. The official ..


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