Have the chemists check proof of age or proof of pre-paid prescriptions before handing over the drugs, it is curently too easy to kid the system and get prescriptions for free

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Potential cost saving

by PhilW on April 26, 2017 at 11:14AM

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  • Posted by Yukiyama April 26, 2017 at 17:18

    Even better make everybody pay.
  • Posted by ninjadispenser April 29, 2017 at 15:00

    Pharmacies are not the prescription police . It is the responsibility of the patient to make a correct declaration by ticking the appropriate box on the prescription as they are making a legal statement as to their circumstances in the same way they would on a benefit form. Pharmacy staff cannot refuse to supply medicine even if their is some suspicion that the declaration is not correct,nor are they able to report this,and I may add,they are not paid or supported to do so in law.
    It's about time that the exemption status rules were thoroughly reviewed as it it archaic and in some cases,no longer appropriate to current necessity.
    Pharmacies are there to supply medication NOT to check fraud or decide what is exempt or not.That is the Governments job and I suggest an exemption card that has to be shown or the person pays with no exceptions .We do not have 'evidence not seen' box on our prescriptions as England does which would prompt investigation perhaps,but using Pharmacy staff and exposing them to abuse as it does,is not the way foreward.
  • Posted by Benagglagh May 01, 2017 at 22:27

    I agree with Yukiyama - people should pay for their prescriptions unless they would suffer hardship as a result.
  • Posted by Geraldine May 04, 2017 at 21:03

    But people do pay for their prescriptions unless they are exempt. If they are exempt it's for reasons of hardship of old age pensioners.
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