Germany’s family doctors want to be able to give their patients self-prescription medications.
This means that ‘ the resources could be better used, especially in the country ‘, said the chairman of the German House Ärzteverbands, Ulrich Weigeldt, the ‘ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ‘.
At present, only pharmacies are allowed to hand over such medicinal products. Doctors, on the other hand, can only give their patients free medicines, for example, to relieve acute pain.
The question of which medicines could be kept in doctors ‘ surgeries was left open to Weigeldt in conversation with the newspaper. Keeping a complete assortment is not the goal. “We cannot and do not want to replace the pharmacies,” said the physician’s representative.
The Chairman of the Health Committee in the Bundestag, Erwin Rüddel (CDU), was open to the proposal. It is not possible to close new forms of supply, he said “Faz”. At the same time, he warned against overdemanding the family doctors. “Medical care is becoming a scarce commodity from year to year, so I don’t currently see the capacity for additional tasks with the doctors,” said Rüddel.