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Unlawful Prescription of Dangerous Drugs is Punishable by Proposed Death Penalty in the Philippines

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25 Jan 2017 - General
 

In December 2016, a list of crimes punishable by the proposed death penalty bill was released by the Philippines Congress. One of the glaring crimes that is connected with healthcare is prescription of dangerous drugs intended for use other than for medical reasons. I feel that this has to be included in the proposed death penalty bill as we should be dispensing medications solely for the benefit of an individual. I wonder if other countries have a similar punishment for this grave offense and it would be nice to discuss it in the MIMS community.