x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Have doctors in the UAE given you unnecessary drugs?

A culture of overprescribing medication is putting lives at risk and having a serious impact on public health, the capital's health authority warned yesterday. Doctors have also been prescribing unnecessary drugs because of financial kickbacks offered by pharmaceutical companies, said the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi.

A culture of overprescribing medication is putting lives at risk and having a serious impact on public health, the capital's health authority warned yesterday. Doctors have also been prescribing unnecessary drugs because of financial kickbacks offered by pharmaceutical companies, said the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi. Do you believe that doctors in the UAE have ever given you unnecessary drugs, imprecise prescriptions and rushed consultations?