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The Pharmaceutical Journal
Vol 268 No 7182 p93-96
26 January 2002

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Statutory Committee

Decision is not absurd

From Mr J. Martin, MRPharmS

I write in response to Dr J. F Harper's letter (PJ, 5/12 January, p20) claiming that the striking off of a pharmacist for failing to dispense methadone in accordance with the prescriber's directions was absurd.

I would hope that the Statutory Committee took into full consideration all the circumstances. In this case, I imagine that the overriding "circumstance" would be the Misuse of Drugs Act. To paraphrase it, you are not allowed to do what he did. Ever. Incidentally, this is not a comment from an ivory tower of "supreme detachment"; it is from the coal face; it is from a pharmacist who has been threatened with violence by methadone patients for similar reasons. How difficult can the circumstances get? Anyone accepting a community pharmacy position must also accept the responsibilities.

Jonathan Martin
Wallingford, Oxfordshire

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