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Doctor´s Diary: are you taking
too many drugs? Here´s
what to ask your GP

Telegraph [UK], by Dr. James Lefanu

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/3/2012 6:06:43 AM

Some points to help those worried about overmedication and polypharmacy. My article last week about the hazards of polypharmacy has prompted further accounts from readers of being coerced (seemingly) by their family doctors into taking medications that they would rather do without. But as one lady points out, expressing no doubt the dilemma of many, she is apprehensive about raising the question of over-medication for fear of "antagonising" her doctor. This is clearly a tricky situation, so it is useful to know that GPs are required to conduct a "Medicines Review" every 15 months for all patients taking four or


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 12/3/2012 6:35:08 AM     (No. 9045356)

This is what happens when doctors treat symptoms, rather than the underlying problem.

Patients want a quick fix, not to be told that a change in lifestyle. The reason, it´s harder than taking a pill...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/3/2012 6:56:05 AM     (No. 9045383)

It´s no fun having an addiction if you can´t doctor and pharmacy shop.That´ll all be taken care of once the government seizes control of your electronic medical records. It´s all for your own good,don´cha know.

Doctor visits will soon be done by Skype to save money.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Catherine, 12/3/2012 9:18:37 AM     (No. 9045622)

I take certain meds that relieve a problem I was born with. It´s a controlled substance and I have to show my licenses every time I get it. I do get tired of being taken for a drug addict. I think a lot of this medicine stuff is ridiculous anyway. What we need specific prescriptions for, other countries have as over the counter. It´s all about control.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/3/2012 9:25:25 AM     (No. 9045639)

I take a prescribed medicine that requires me to drive to the doctor´s office every 25 days (I have to call 48 hours ahead) to pick up a paper scrip, which I then have to drive to the pharmacy and deliver, then go back 3 hours later to pick up after showing my driver´s license.
I am 70 years old and live on a fixed income and gas is expensive.

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