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Br J Gen Pract. 1998 Dec; 48(437): 1858–1859.
PMCID: PMC1313296

Repeat dispensing by community pharmacists: advantages for patients and practitioners.


Repeat prescribing is an appreciable chore for general practitioners (GPs), and often lacks rigorous clinical control. This paper reports on a pilot repeat dispensing system, which employed community pharmacists to streamline the process and provide clinical supervision. The system described operated within the current regulations, was popular, and worked well for patients on stable treatment regimes.

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