Professor Teeling Smith and The Politics of Prescribing

Darrin Baines

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    In our series on the history of prescribing policy, Dr Darrin Baines traces how successive governments have attempted to curb drug costs. Here, he describes Professor Teeling Smith's warning of the dangers of a ‘cheap drugs’ policy in 1985.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)32–33
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    • drug prescribing
    • NHS
    • government policy
    • 1980s
    • pharmaceutical industry
    • generic drugs

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