GMC hot topic: Prescribing unlicensed medicines

 In Clinical Guidelines, Regulations and Standards

The General Medical Council (GMC) has provided additional guidance to doctors regarding the prescribing of unlicensed medicines, which are classed as “medicines with no UK license and those being used outside of license (off-label)”.

The GMC answer important questions such as:

  • When is it appropriate to prescribe unlicensed medicines?
  • What do I need to consider when prescribing unlicensed medicines?
  • Am I putting my registration at risk when I prescribe unlicensed medicines?

http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/28349.asp

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