Legislation surrounding the administration of medicines by paramedics


Paramedics routinely administer medicines that are otherwise restricted by law. The aim of this article is to provide an awareness of the legal classification of some of the drugs that you commonly use, provide an overview of the legal framework that allows you to administer medicines to patients, explain the meaning of the ‘marketing authorisation’ (product licence) and highlight the possibility of paramedic prescribing in the future.

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