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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It is important to make clear the distinction between legitimate, registered pharmacies that provide an online service to their patients and those websites that exist for the illegal supply of Prescription Only Medicines over the internet.
A spokesperson added: "It is prohibited by Irish law for anyone to supply prescription only medicines by mail order and this includes supply via the internet.
Analgesics to relieve pain (The final four are generally prescription only medicines, other products in this category are available which aid in reducing mortality and it is useful to consult your vet about these).
Farmers are already concerned at the cost of prescription only medicines, which was supported by a Competitions Commission inquiry.
Some of this time is spent making diagnoses and prescribing radiographs and prescription only medicines, roles currently only within the scope of a dentist.

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