prescription charge


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When announcing the Welsh policy initiative, the Minister for Health and Social Services referred to the considerable evidence which showed that many patients in Wales were not getting their prescriptions filled because they could not afford the prescription charge - particularly the multiple charges which applied when multiple items were prescribed at the same time.
London -- London, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the government's announcement that the prescription charge is to rise by 10p, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain believes there is still a need to review the current charging system.
By contrast the prescription charge in England currently stands at pounds 7.
THE Scottish parliament has voted to scrap the pounds 3 NHS prescription charge.
The system of medical exemptions to the prescription charge is also criticised as being particularly confusing.
Patients in the UK contribute a co-pay as a prescription charge for drugs that are prescribed by a dental practitioner or doctor, with the cost of the drugs being met by the NHS, although many patients are exempt from the co-pay.
The prescription charge is now five times higher than it was when a 50c charge was first introduced in 2010.
He told the conference: "They say 'Doctor, I can't afford to pay this prescription charge, so which one should I have?
There are also a variety of products available to help you with your nicotine addiction such as patches, gum and tablets, for a prescription charge.
IT really makes me sigh with incredulity to hear that the prescription charge in Scotland has now been reduced to pounds 5 with the prospect of everybody there having them for free by 2011, regardless of working or not.
Many women who need HRT, vital hormone replacement therapy, avoid it because they are having to pay twice the normal prescription charge for it.
For example, a 25-year-old, earning just over the minimum wage and struggling on a tight budget, would have to pay more than pounds 7 - based on the current prescription charge in England - for each prescribed item.