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Medicine and the Law

More on doctors’ duties in prescribing on the internet

Loane Skene, Malcolm Parker, Paul Nisselle

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Abstract

A follow-up article on internet prescribing practices.

Article Extract

In our article in the July issue of Medicine Today (pages 109 to 112), we drew attention to possible legal ramifications of prescribing medication on the internet without personally examining the patient. Our concerns had been raised by reading allegations against an English doctor who was reported to have prescribed Viagra (sildenafil) on the internet.

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