OTC medicine abuse

OTC medicine abuse

Over the counter medicine abuse in the pharmacy
From this CPD module on over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse you will learn:
  • What OTC medicine abuse is
  • Medicines that are commonly abused in the pharmacy setting
  • How to spot OTC medicine abuse and how to refuse a supply if necessary

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This module looks at the OTC medicines commonly sold in community pharmacies that can be subject to abuse, and the ways in which you can handle difficult situations that may arise.

What is medicines abuse?

The availability of OTC medicines empowers patients to take care of their own acute or chronic therapeutic needs, utilising the support of pharmacist supervision and trained pharmacy teams to guide their choices where necessary.

While the majority of these medicines are used

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