Friday 4 January 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013 Posted by Hari 1 comment Labels: ,
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Fee, KJ and Chris try to work out why...

SOURCE: Crackdown on doctors who prescribe expensive branded drugs when cheaper alternatives are available, wasting £1bn a year INDEPENDENT
The NHS must reduce its annual £8bn family medicine bill. The cost of an individual prescription item can vary from as little as 81p for a generic drug, to over £20 for branded drugs. Part of the problem lay with GP practices with on-site pharmacies, which make money for the doctors working in the practice. Because the profit margins on branded drugs are substantially higher, they have an incentive to prescribe more expensive drugs.


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