People could soon be able to get antibiotics from pharmacists, without seeing a doctor first.
Head to any health and wellness store, pharmacy or even supermarket in the UK and you’ll find a row of products containing CBD – ranging from vape liquid to oil and skincare products. The legal cannabis extract is part of an industry expected to skyrocket beyond £1 billion in the country by 2025. But while advocates claim the ‘miracle’ cannabinoid can ease the symptoms of a seemingly endless list of conditions – from acne to anxiety – do these claims stand up to science? With the help of expert Dr Chandni Hindocha, we find out.
The move marks part of an NHS plan to prevent up to 150,000 heart attacks and strokes in the next 10 years.
The sector fears shortages: of medicine, of staff, and of answers.
Stockpiling of popular prescriptions has already started.
Viagra Connect is now available to buy at high street pharmacies.