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PREGABALIN AND GABAPENTIN PRESCRIBING FROM 01.04.19
Posted on 8 Feb 2019
CHANGE TO THE PRESCRIBING OF - PREGABALIN AND GABAPENTIN
Following advice from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) about the harm associated with Pregabalin and Gabapentin these drugs will, from April 2019, be classified as Class C of the 1971 Act and placed under schedule 3 to the 2011 regulations, applying the provisions of the 1973 Regulations.
THIS MEANS THAT THE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR THESE MEDICATIONS CAN NOT BE SUPPLIED ELECTRONICALLY TO YOUR PHARMACY OF CHOICE YOU WILL NEED TO COME AND COLLECT THE PRESCRIPTION FROM THE PRACTICE, OR CHECK WHETHER OR NOT YOUR PHARMACY HAS A SYSTEM IN PLACE WHERE THEY ARE ABLE TO COLLECT THE PRESCRITPION ON YOUR BEHALF.