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The bizarre unfairness of prescription charge rules

From Dr R Dawood, Harrow,

north-west London

Is it not bizarre and unjust

that a patient with hypothyroidism who is

usually not extremely ill

will, once well replaced with thyroxin, get blank free

scripts for everything, while patients with serious diseases who require multiple drug therapy – such as heart diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and even cancer – have to pay for their script?

And this is because of a stupid rule that thyroxin, similar to insulin, is a replacement therapy rather than a medication.

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