volume 294, issue 6587, P1616-1616 1987
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.294.6587.1616-c
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R J I Bain

Abstract: Sale of hydrocortisone without prescription Mr ANDREW G F PAXTON (Moss Chemists, Lancaster) writes: As readers may be aware, from 1 May 1987 it has been possible to buy certain topical preparations of hydrocortisone from pharmacies without a prescription. These preparations, however, are to be sold only for a specified list of conditions (irritant dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and insect bite reactions) and should not be sold for use on the face or eyes, in the. anogenital regions, on broken or infected skin…

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