Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Joy of Labour: Comapre to the US where people cannot afford prescription drugs

Slump Pushing Cost of Drugs Out of Reach -

Even with the Medicare drug benefit, even with the prevalence of low-cost generics, even with loss-leader discounting by big chains, many Americans still find themselves unable to afford the prescription medications that manage their life-threatening conditions.

For my American readers let me make this as clear as I can. Although in the UK, a single prescription (for any drug) will cost around $10, any Briton can buy a "season pass" which entitles them to all prescribed drugs for £100 ($164) per year. Doctor's never ask or need to argue with you about what you can afford.

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