Letters, calls and emails: Pharmacists can look up Latin words in BNF

Dear Editor

Dr David Delvin’s proposal for pharmacies to be have lists of Latin terms has already been answered: it is inside the back cover of the BNF (GP, 6 April). 

Admittedly, it leaves out the most arcane terms, such as ‘on alternate days’ and ‘when pain is bad’, but these are very rare.

And, at the risk of opening another can of helminths, are we still supposed to advise patients about dosage with respect to food?

Dr Max Patrick

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