I am a worrier and I worry for Scotland’s Minister for Health

If this headline represents the approach of the Scottish Government, well I worry. It is doctors, not pharmacists, that are licensed to prescribe and to withdraw any prescription. The scientific community shares the … Continue reading I am a worrier and I worry for Scotland’s Minister for Health

What you need to know

1 in 7 Scots are on an antidepressant. Some Scottish academics have argued that this is “appropriate prescribing” for “recurrent” and “chronic” conditions. Antipsychotic prescribing, in all age-groups, has risen … Continue reading What you need to know

Haloperidol prescribing to Scotland’s elders

In a previous post the FOI returns on Haloperidol prescribing in NHS Scotland were shared.  This followed on from my consideration of a BMJ report regarding the scale and potential … Continue reading Haloperidol prescribing to Scotland’s elders