This PGD allows for the provision of Atovaquone/Proguanil Hydrochloride 250 mg/100 mg Film-coated tablets (Malarone®), doxycycline 50 mg and 100mg capsules and mefloquine 250 mg tablets (Lariam®). Anti-malarials are generally not provided on the NHS and so for most, the only way to obtain these medicines is with a private prescription, increasingly via travel services operating off PGDs in a community pharmacy.
There is no universal method of obtaining anti-malarial medication in the UK, with the majority of provisions not available on the NHS. Community pharmacy is quickly becoming the main provider of travel services in the UK. The Malaria (atovaquone/proguanil, doxycycline and mefloquine) PGDs allow pharmacies to supply these medicines directly to their customers without the need for a doctor's prescription. There is an estimated 2 to 3 million antimalarial prescriptions per year in the UK alone, giving these PGDs a large potential market. PharmaDoctor offers comprehensive training for pharmacists to offer travel health services, and is the exclusive partner of the free RPS accredited NEVA training program. We also offer a range of rapid tests including for Malaria and tropical diseases through our unique distribution arrangement with BioPanda. PharmaDoctor offer the Etool, a PGD authorisation tool with an incorporated risk assessment, giving you the ability to run an entire travel clinic for £250/£199. Click here for details.
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