Bahrain increases measures on prescription drugs
The Bahraini Health Ministry announced that they have tightened controls on the sale of prescription drugs at Bahrain’s main hospital. The new measures come after scores of patients have been caught taking drugs at higher dosages than prescribed to them or medication that did not belong to them, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN). The Ministry said patients and visitors have to provide identification cards at Salmaniya Medical Complex’s pharmacy to receive any drugs, adding the move aimed to streamline the dispensing procedure. Well-placed sources told the GDN that there have been several incidents of “fake prescriptions” being presented to pharmacists.