Medicine Use Reviews

April 20, 2012 1:12 PM

Medicine Use Reviews (MURs) were introduced in 2005 as a service offered by pharmacists.

The reviews allow the patient to discuss their medicines, which means the pharmacist can see if there are any overlaps or interactions between their medicines, and make sure the patient is using the drugs effectively.

It is also intended to reduce the wastage of drugs. They are advertised to patients as a free service – and indeed there is no direct payment – but the pharmacist is paid £28 for each review by the NHS.

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