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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: Medication viewing

From: Elizabeth Dodd
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: Medication viewing
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 15:25:02 +1100
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On Sat, 31 Oct 2009, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> Now, in Germany, there's administrative obstacles with this
> approach: prescriptions lose their validity 10 days from the
> date of issue, narcotics even earlier than that. The patient
> could work around that by seeing the pharmacist in due time
> and then stocking the medication at home - shelf live of
> which is then limited (legally) by expiration date and
> (medically) by (typically not easily known) decay to levels
> below therapeutic substance concentrations.
Interesting 1o day limit - ours is either 182 or 364 days.
And in a place with long distances for some residents to come to the doctor or 
pharmacy, we do encourage stockpiling. 

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