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Short-term prescriptions criticised

16th 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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Article Information

Title: Short-term prescriptions criticised
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 10606
Date Added: 16th Mar 2009


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