Published in Law and Health Weekly, December 4th, 2004
Ujjal Dosanjh made the comment while in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he announced funding for several hundred research projects at universities across Canada.
"The practice of countersigning prescriptions by doctors without actually having a relationship with the patient and properly assessing the patient is absolutely unethical and unprofessional," he said.
Spokesmen for the bodies that regulate pharmacists and doctors called the charge unfair and misinformed.
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