The epidemic situation in the mainland and Hong Kong continues, and the market is out of stock of painkillers and fever reducers. There are even more people in Hong Kong snapping up painkillers and fever reducers such as Bisperidin for resale in China.
The government issued guidelines yesterday, recommending that pharmacies sell no more than 60 paracetamol tablets or 300ml liquid medicine per person, but there is no restriction on doctor's prescription.
Since doctors' prescriptions are not limited, many citizens who only have follow-up visits in public hospitals in a few months can actually receive a large amount of paracetamol medicines, and even get hundreds of pills at a time.
Peng Hongchang, director of the Association of Community Organizations, pointed out that due to the long follow-up time in the public hospital, many patients have received hundreds of long-acting painkillers at one time. Think the situation is not ideal.
Cui Junming, president of the Hong Kong Society of Hospital Pharmacists, suggested that the prescription of "paracetamol" for patients who take it when necessary can be reduced, for example, the amount can be reduced by half to avoid waste.
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The government issued a press release yesterday (14th), recommending that pharmacies sell no more than 60 paracetamol tablets or 300ml liquid medicine per person, but there is no restriction on doctor's prescription.
However, many patients in public hospitals can only get a follow-up visit every few months, so they can take a large amount of "paracetamol" drugs each time, which seems to be inconsistent with the current upper limit recommended by the Department of Health.
Peng Hongchang said that due to the long follow-up consultation time in public hospitals, many patients can get a large amount of "paracetamol" drugs in public hospitals.
Peng Hongchang, director of the Association of Community Organizations, said that patients can take so many medicines because it takes a long time for follow-up visits in public hospitals. Many patients have to wait six months to a year before they can be followed up. Therefore, doctors will prescribe a large amount of medicines at once.
He also pointed out that among specialists, pain patients can get the most painkillers, and many patients can get hundreds of long-acting painkillers at one time. ".
Although the Hospital Authority currently has "Redispensing Easy", which prescribes drugs in installments for internal medicine outpatients who have a follow-up period of 16 weeks or more, Peng Hung-cheong also believes that there are many "paracetamol" drugs that are used only when necessary Being overprescribed, resulting in waste, "but each one involves the problem of the entire medical system."
Cui Junming, president of the Hong Kong Society of Hospital Pharmacists, believes that it can be suggested to reduce the number of "paracetamol" drugs used when prescriptions are needed. "There is no need to assume that patients will take only one drug every day, and it can be reduced by half." However, He also pointed out that before reducing the prescription of "paracetamol" drugs, it is necessary to communicate with the patients first, and if the patients have leftover medicines at home that have not been taken, they should also explain to the doctor to avoid waste.
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