News & Features — 14 July 2017 at 6:40 pm

Prescription Medications for Expeditions

Prescription-only medicines can be vexing for expedition medics: where to get them? How to travel with them? What if the group has no accompanying doctor? To help clarify the often opaque positions we can find ourselves in Moore et al. from the Royal Geographical Society Medical Advisory Committee (RGS-MAC) have just published some helpful guidance in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. There is still work to be done, but this is a great start. Though aimed at those coming from the UK, it is worth a read for medics worldwide:


Moore et al WEMJ June 2017
Moore JK, Ladbrook M, Goodyer L, Dallimore J. The Provision of Prescription-Only Medicines for Use on UK-based Overseas Expeditions. Wilderness Environ Med. 2017 Jun 16.