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Continuation of the prescriber case. The minister notifies the prosecutor's office, and accuses the medical self-government of failing to respond to letters addressed to it

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published June 30, 2023 13:56

Continuation of the prescriber case. The minister notifies the prosecutor's office, and accuses the medical self-government of failing to respond to letters addressed to it - Header image
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- We were able to identify ten doctors who issued between 100,000 and 400,000 prescriptions over the course of a year, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said at a press conference on Friday, and announced that a report had been filed with the prosecutor's office in this regard. In his opinion, the Supreme Medical Chamber has failed to deal with the problem. - We initiate disciplinary proceedings in every such case, and in Poland the verdicts are issued by independent courts, not by the minister through letters or speeches at hastily convened conferences," commented NIL President Lukasz Jankowski.

The Health Ministry had been looking at the market for e-prescribing through online platforms for a long time. As the head of the Health Ministry points out, this was due to concerns about quality and concern for the welfare of patients. According to Adam Niedzielski, there was a significant concern about whether someone would be harmed by the unwarranted use of drugs. That's why the e-Health Center was ordered to check the emerging concerns. It turned out that the scale of the problem was very large.

- We were able to identify ten doctors who wrote between 100,000 and 400,000 prescriptions in a year. This is a huge number. They issued from nearly 300 to more than a thousand prescriptions a day. The record holder would have to see patients 24 hours a day, issuing more than 50 prescriptions per hour. If we narrow it down to 10 or even 12 hours of work, this would mean issuing up to 100 prescriptions per hour, which is physically impossible and indicates that we are dealing with a business, not an activity aimed at taking care of the patient's health, the health minister said.

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