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Drugs charges are ‘national disgrace’

September 4, 2008

Doctors join call for prescription charge axe

This is from today’s Swindon Advertiser

A DOCTOR from Swindon says it is time for changes to prescription charges. Dr Peter Swinyard made the comments hot on the heels of the launch of a Swindon TUC campaign to abolish prescription charges.

 

Charges have already been abolished in Wales and are being phased out in Scotland.

 

But in England patients still have to pay for their drugs as prescriptions are only automatically free for children and people over 60. (more…)

“Outdated and unjust”

August 14, 2008

This is an editorial from the Morning Star.

WHAT a revelation of government priorities is its refusal to countenance the abolition of NHS prescription charges in England.

 

It has no difficulty extending £50 billion to the Northern Rock bank, spending billions on overseas wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and feather-bedding big business and the rich by freezing direct taxation and slashing corporation tax. (more…)