The bizarre unfairness of prescription charge rules
From Dr R Dawood, Harrow,
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.