prescription-only medicines

prescription-only medicines

; POMs restricted medicinal agents, obtained on prescription, from a designated practitioner; not available for over-the-counter purchase
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Sgt Victor McNeill said: "My advice to the public is they should only take prescription-only medicines after an appropriate consultation with their GP.
Health Minister Mark Drakeford says he is concerned about an increase in the number of drug-related deaths from Tramadol and other prescription-only medicines.
Four of the charges allege Fenton had possession of prescription-only medicines for horses without having any vet's prescriptions for the medication when the Department of Agriculture inspected.
But when police examined her urine samples, it was claimed, she tested positive for hashish and prescription-only medicines.
The blue reliever inhalers most commonly used to treat asthma attacks are prescription-only medicines, which means that schools are not allowed to keep a spare inhaler for emergencies when children do not have their own inhaler, the charity said.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today asked pharmacies, dispensing clinics and wholesalers to return five different prescription-only medicines in a variety of strengths.
It offers general guidance on prescribing, from writing a prescription to palliative care; emergency treatment for poisoning; and notes on clinical conditions, drugs, and preparations for each body system or aspects of pediatric care, with information on cautions, contraindications, prescribing to children with hepatic and renal impairment, patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, side effects, licensed use, indication and dose, administration, names, prescription-only medicines, preparations not available for prescription, and prices.
In order to comply with the Medicines Act, vets can only hand out prescription-only medicines (POMs) for animals directly under their care.
GMC chief executive, Nial Dickson said: "There are good reasons why these are prescription-only medicines and we believe doctors should assess any patient in person before issuing a prescription of this kind.
A spokesman said: "People are advised that they should take prescription-only medicines after an appropriate consultation with their GP.
View: The company develops its ownbranded veterinary pharmaceutical portfolio, focusing on prescription-only medicines for dogs, cats and horses and has five novel products in development and two generic products at the regulatory stage of approval.

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