Thursday, 23 June 2011

Prescription costs?

I often moan about the cost of prescriptions. 

Over seven pounds for some pills!!

As a chemist (not a pharmacist) I understand the process and cost that medicines go through and the cost involved.

I was given a prescription by the consultant at the private hospital.  The instructions from the consultant were simple, take it to the GP and get it converted to a NHS one.

Unfortunately the GP could not prescribe the medicine requested by the consultant because it didn't follow Solihull guidance.

I went to Sainsburys and asked how much it would cost if I bought the pills privately.

£42 for 30 pills
£51 for 30 pills


After talking with the pharmacist I went for the NHS option!!!

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