Chinese doctors cautioned on banned drugs

April 15th, 2008 - 9:41 pm ICT by admin  

Beijing, April 15 (Xinhua) Chinese doctors have been asked to confirm whether the patients are athletes before prescribing dope-containing medicines as the Beijing Olympic Games draw near. A circular issued by the health ministry said, to tighten the management on dope-containing medicines, doctors must write their identity on the prescription with clear marks of “dope-containing medicines” if they are athletes.

It is suggested that doctors should not prescribe dope-containing medicines to athletes. But, if the need be, patients must be informed about the effect and that doctors should not prescribe such medicines without getting a signed agreement from the athletes.

Pharmacists have also been asked to double-check the prescriptions of dope-containing drugs with doctors.

The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) announced the list of banned drugs last month.

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