Prescriptions must be signed for
I READ with interest recently about a lady in Coventry who had a prescription delivery posted through her letter box in error by Lloyds Pharmacy. Her little boy of three opened the prescription, and fortunately before any harm could have been done, she spotted him playing with BuTrans patches fairly quickly. Apparently they contain a drug much like morphine.
In a similar instance, my elderly neighbour had a prescription put through his letter box, the correct address I might add. But he cannot see very well, and did not know they were there, until I found them. Eye drops and laxatives. It doesn’t bear thinking about if a young child had found them, through his constant stream of visitors.
While I highly commend this relatively new service, it must be made a code of practice that these deliveries are signed for, even if the recipient is unable to do this, a neighbour or friend must be asked to do this. Granted it is a little more time consuming, but so is interring a child. SUE QUINCE Abbott Way