OTC/ P-medicines liable to abuse Risk Assessment
There has been an increasing number of enforcement notices, served to pharmacies including Distance Selling Premises (DSP) pharmacies, by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). The GPhC have been investigating cases where there has been intelligence leading them to believe that pharmacies have been selling large quantities of codeine linctus to customers. There has also been an increase in the number of customers attempting to obtain these OTC / P-medicines for illicit purposes and pharmacies must be ever vigilant to such sales.
The Numark Information Services team has produced two risk assessment templates that can be undertaken to assess the current governance and procedures in the pharmacy when making over the counter sales of medicines liable to abuse.