oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Dentists' prescribing ......... some questions asked : practice matters

Volume 77, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Recently, a number of members have questioned the prescribing of some dentists. In one case a patient approached the pharmacist to supply antibiotics and even tranquilisers. Having been told that such medicines could not be supplied without a legal prescription, the patient subsequently produced prescriptions written by a dentist. In this case the patient had obviously called on his friend, the dentist, to provide the prescriptions. In another case, a dentist prescribed DHEA for the husband of his receptionist!

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