Writing Prescriptions for s8 Drugs
Recently the Department of Health was presented with a couple of prescriptions for s8 drugs written by veterinary surgeons with repeats specified. The Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 does not allow veterinary surgeons to write prescriptions with repeats for s8 drugs. Prescriptions with repeats of s4 drugs are permitted. The veterinary surgeons concerned were contacted by an inspector and advised of the legislation regarding prescription writing.