Friday, February 02, 2007

You think £20 for a prescription is expensive???

I had a gentleman in today to pick up a prescription for himself and his wife. His wife's was a private prescription that costs around £20. He wasn't best pleased about this. He changed his mind somewhat when I took out his prescription and had a chat. His Rx was for Casodex 150mg tabs. These cost the NHS £240 per 28. He had two boxes - the cost of that on a private Rx would have been over £600 probably. His view on the £20 for his wife changed somewhat after that.

Another expensive script I've had this week was for 400 Prograf 1mg capsules. These cost the NHS £85 per 50. So not cheap. And to think some people who are well off moan about paying the £6.65 prescription charge.