Prescribing in prisons

It would be ‘unconscionable’ for someone not to receive proper palliative care because they are in prison and yet otherwise useful new guidelines provide no advice on palliative care, says an interesting editorial in the BMJ, which discusses the prescribing in prison guidelines published in 2011 by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Levy M. Editorial. Safer prescribing for prisoners. BMJ 2012;344:e447