Fewer pills

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Short Story By Gabrielle Mullarkey -

English pri­mary care ser­vices is­sued al­most a mil­lion fewer pre­scrip­tions last year, sav­ing around £73 mil­lion, and buck­ing re­cent trends in both the num­ber and cost of pre­scrip­tions. It’s not yet clear if this may be due to more cost­ef­fec­tive pre­scrip­tion re­views, to phar­macy on­line pre­scrip­tion or­der­ing sys­tems, or if we’re buy­ing more items our­selves, as a re­sult of the re­cent ban on pre­scrib­ing phar­macy or ‘low-value’ drugs.

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