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Mother refused prescription

7th April 2010

A mother whose child suffers from silent reflux was refused a prescription for a liquid medicine to treat her condition as a Sainsbury's pharmacist said it was "too expensive".

The mother was given the prescription by her GP as her baby was struggling to take tablets. Sajida Khatri, deputy head of medicines management at NHS Bedfordshire, said: "The GP probably didn't realise that the liquid was unlicensed. Because it would be from specialist manufacturers the cost goes up and also it wouldn't have any stability which is about how well it lasts in different temperatures."


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