oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - From my Little Black Book of pharmacy practice - physician, heal thyself! : practice matters

Volume 79, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



As authorised prescribers, doctors have the power of the prescribing pen, with access to all schedules of medicine. Doctors are not infallible and can be easily drawn into a situation in which they may abuse their prescribing powers, either to feed their own addiction, prescribe outside of their scope of practice, inappropriately treat family members or perpetuate the addictive habits of close friends.

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