Prescribers in primary care are directed not to initiate these products for any new patients. Photo: iStock

The NHS England has added seven more treatments to its list of medicines and items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care.

The move follows a public consultation ran between November 2018 and February 2019.

The medicines and items included in the recent update are Aliskiren, Amiodarone, bath and shower preparations for dry and pruritic skin conditions, Dronedarone, Minocycline for acne, needles for pre-filled and reusable Insulin pens, and silk garments.

The list also contains 18 low-value prescriptions included in 2017.

NHS England expects huge savings by stopping prescriptions for these items.

Prescribers in primary care are directed not to initiate these products for any new patients.

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