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Well this was really into some folks are some new questions today about a proposed move.
By the Food and Drug Administration the FDA that would allow patients to purchase.
Certain classes of drugs without ever going to the doctor you could you know plug into a kiosk and say this is how I feel that was -- -- this drug and go get under all.
That a good idea actor Mark Siegel here the fact that she's.
Stuff despite the President Bush and wounded warriors -- back against you reach out on that by the way -- dry and it's great to see on this.
-- and it really you eat you diagnose yourself by kiosk or on line.
I think this is a very bad idea Martha the American Pharmacists Association is for this but you know I have had in my practice a lot of -- -- pharmacist give out information or advice to patients.
Sometimes they're right sometimes the wrong but there are the ones dispensing the medication on the FDA is taking.
Comments on this and on May seventh they're gonna decide whether this is allowable I think this is -- -- -- huge mistake.
And it's it's part of all of the attacks on positions that we've been seeing by the Obama administration it's not directly with -- -- obviously to obamacare but.
Here's the problem.
It's different for one patient to the next I can't decide you know based on a survey that I take -- a pharmacy what medication I need you know diabetes for example -- -- very complicated disease involves the pancreas.
It involves insulin receptive what's a good medication for one patient is not good -- another.
You have to consider that.
And then blood pressure diabetes -- but not if you've been diagnosed for an allergy medicine.
Last year and the year before that or your children half.
And you know you know that they need that again because you know out -- -- come around again are there certain areas where you would say.
It's -- it's okay for someone to.
They have -- to put out.
-- -- -- the example you just days after this allegation isn't that for the last allergy season immediately upload elegy is now.
You didn't have I don't want perpetual dispensing medications based on -- survey without abducted and being about.
I want the opposite.
I want doctors to know what their patients are getting I don't want them to come and say hey I think getting that allergy medicine for two years -- the pharmacy never been seeing a doctor.
Don't feel entirely right.
Blood pressure medications cholesterol medications.
They do in Europe but I don't think it works and I and I think we have to going the opposite direction position should be prescribing medication let's look at if we're over prescribing them.
And I also by the way don't think it's gonna save money you know the idea here is save money but did you see his side effect from somebody self prescribing.
Yeah it's Italy let him back -- actor with with bigger expenses -- and bigger because you have a -- benefit.
All right doctor -- interest saying thank you very much vote no on this when guns this.
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