prescription only medicine


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prescription only medicine

A UK term for a medicine requiring a prescription, which is written by a doctor, dentist, nurse or other approved practitioner directing the supply (e.g., no refill, up to three refills, etc.), and its manner of administration (e.g., liquid, injectable, etc.).
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Leonard Cosgrove, 56, was yesterday sentenced to 2 years and 9 months after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply unauthorised medicinal products, the supply of prescription only medicines and Class C drugs.
According to FUW figures prescription only medicines are being sold in other EU countries for between 40 and 50pc less than for identical products in Britain.

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