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“One in five general practitioners give remaining medicines to poor patient

“One in five general practitioners give remaining medicines to poor patient

One in five general practitioners keep leftover medications for patients who are the high cost of healthcare can’t pay for it, despite the fact that this is legally not allowed.

For two studies, for the television program The National Zorgdebat at Omroep Max, 300 general practitioners and a little less than 400 pharmacists, in collaboration with the Association into practice locally general Practitioners (VPH) and apothekersorganisatie KNMP prompted the use of drugs in their patients.

The remaining medications come in the next of kin of deceased patients, the elderly to a nursing home or of patients that a particular drug does not prove to treaties come from and to patients, given that the medicines themselves are not able to pay.

The giving away of leftover medications should legally not. The remaining medication should be destroyed.

Care refuse

According to the general practitioners and pharmacists to deny patients regular care because they can’t pay. This leads, according to the general practitioners to the “irresponsible risks”.

In addition to not fetching medications deny patients care, not to the physiotherapist, blood tests not to run and not to other specialists.

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