KNMP

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Jan 14 '19 13:20

Last year there were 769 incidents in the Netherlands in which a medicine was temporarily or permanently unavailable, an increase of 5 percent compared to the year before, according to pharmacists' organization KNMP. In 2017 the medicine shortage increased by 3 percent, the Telegraaf reports. 

"It is mopping with the tap open. Patient and pharmacist struggle with this enormously every day. The patient is regularly given another box because the pharmacist has to move to an alternative. KNMP chairman Gerben Klein Nulent said to the newspaper.

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Jan 23 '17 09:27

Some 20 percent of Dutch GP's sometimes give free medicine to patients who can not afford the high cost of healthcare, according to a survey AD did among 300 doctors and nearly 400 pharmacists. This usually involves medicine that was leftover from another patient and was supposed to be destroyed. 

Pharmacy
Jan 19 '16 09:37

The number of medicines temporarily unavailable in the Netherlands increased sharply over the past years. In five years the shortages quadrupled, according to pharmacists organization KNMP

Pharmacy
Jul 15 '15 12:24

Pharmacy assistants having to deal with aggressive patients is becoming an increasingly common occurrence. Almost half of the assistants deal with aggression from patients on a weekly or daily basis - five times more than before 2014.

Health
Aug 15 '14 14:16

Consumer organization Consumentenbond did research that shows pharmacists bill clients for a talk when giving out new medicine, but do not actually engage in this talk, or do so poorly, the ANP reports.

Pharmacy
Apr 16 '14 15:56

Almost half of all doctors at assisted suicide clinics have been confronted with pharmacists who do not want to help with euthanasia requests, according to research from the tv-program Always Something (Altijd Wat).

Sep 19 '13 02:34

Starting January 2014, prescriptions will no longer be written by hand, announced the KNMG on Wednesday.

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