This chapter considers the special problems that arise in connection with the administration of medicines. These are often dealt with by the law as specific applications of the principles discussed in Chapters 3–5. Where this is so, only a brief summary will be given here and the relevant chapter will be indicated. There are also special rules designed to reduce the risks of accidents concerning drugs and to facilitate victims of accidents getting compensation. Much of this law affects manufacturers, pharmacists and doctors rather than nurses. The areas discussed here are those that affect nursing practice.
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