The news item yesterday on PJOnline which announced that preregistration trainees will not be requiring the Drug Tariff or Medicines, Ethics and Practice guide from next summer is encouraging. This is not to say that students should pay scant notice of issues relating to drug tariff and ethics for that matter. All are still important but in a totally different context going forward.


The reason cited by GPhC is that, in Scotland, Drug Tariff is now only available electronically. A case of technology dictating the pace of change. Maybe students should just be allowed to bring their PCs and smartphones to the examination rooms of the future. And if that were to happen, then they (the students) must adhere to the strict ethics of not cheating.

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