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Cap on new drugs

15th March 2017

NHS in England to introduce new £20m a year cap on cost of new drugs in an attempt to save money.

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Friday 17th March 2017 @ 19:17

The NHS has been trying to come-up with several measures to meet the cash crunch problem it is facing and this one is the latest; if implemented, it will, no doubt, help it to save funds.

It is surprising that none is looking at one of the other crucial causes for these financial problems of NHS. One such cause is doling out the totally free medical facilities. This facility, very laudable though, is unwittingly encouraging a very large number of persons to rush to the hospitals, and especially to A&Es, for very simple ailments, which could, otherwise, be treated at home. This is not only eating away the precious funds but is, surely, one of the greatest causes for the pressure in hospitals and at the A&Es, draining the hospitals and the medical personnel there.

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Article Information

Title: Cap on new drugs
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 28556
Date Added: 15th Mar 2017


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