Petition Review prescribing of topical corticosteroids

We think there should be a review in the way that topical corticosteroids are prescribed by GPs and Dermatologists. There are concerns about the withdrawal reactions, known by some as Red Skin Syndrome.

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We believe that social media and media show that these medications are not always prescribed safely, and are causing preventable suffering.

We want to see a change in the way GPs and Dermatologists prescribe these medications. The review should consider whether there is a need for the relevant health authorities to review criteria in the frequency, length, and potency of prescriptions.

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