Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Closure of clinic hard on patients with no doctor; 'It shouldn't be this way,' says local pharmacist

From the Brantford (Ont.) Expositor:
The announced closure of the Terrace Hill Walk-In Clinic on July 1 will only worsen an already serious problem of patients having trouble getting repeat refills on their medication, says a city pharmacist.

Anwar Dost, who runs Cenpro Pharmacy on Brant Avenue and University Pharmacy on Colborne Street, said Friday the closure will exacerbate a problem he's been bringing to the attention of area politicians for some time.

Dost explained that since pharmacists are not legally authorized to give repeats on medication that has run out, he and others have had to direct so-called "orphaned" patients without regular family doctors to the city's two walk-in clinics at Terrace Hill and Fairview Drive to get authorization. ...more

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