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Jabs for cash tested

7th October 2009

Some psychiatric patients in the UK are being paid to encourage them to take their medication.

In a trial, 68 patients with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia will get £15 for every jab of anti-psychotic drug they have earning them a possible £720 in a year. But while the team at Queen Mary, University of London, hopes the cash will encourage "difficult" patients to comply with treatment the mental health charity Mind believes people should be taking medication for the health benefits not for the money.


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