Short-term prescriptions criticised16th March 2009
Campaigners for thyroid disorders have said the NHS is funding medication which is not needed because of the short-term prescription policy.
The NHS issues patients with 28-day prescriptions. However, campaigners say thyroid patients should be exempt from this type of prescribing.
Professor John Wass, chairman of the Society for Endocrinologists said: "This is happening because PCTs are trying to save money on the cost of wasted drugs..this means [people with chronic conditions] are having to go to their doctor 12 times a year and get 12 prescriptions. It's completely ludicrous."
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Title: Short-term prescriptions criticised
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 10606
Date Added: 16th Mar 2009