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How will benzoyl peroxide becoming GSL affect your advice to patients?

How will benzoyl peroxide becoming GSL affect your advice to patients?

James is a 16-year-old teenager who has mild acne on his face and back. He comes into your pharmacy looking for some advice.

“Can you recommend something for my skin?” he asks. “I’ve had some mild breakouts on my face and back.

“I’ve not tried anything on it yet. I saw an advert for acne face wash in the supermarket, but I’m not sure if it’ll be any good.”

Will there be a new GSL acne treatment?

In September 2019, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced that two products, Acnecide Face 5% Gel and Acnecide Face Wash 5% Gel, containing benzoyl peroxide, will be reclassified from a pharmacy (P) to a general sales list (GSL) medicine following a robust safety assessment.(

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