Tag Archives: Prescription charges

Not a matter of taste!

Last week a lot of people commenting on a BBC Have Your Say (HYS) topic were getting heated about prescription pizzas. Why should anyone get their pizzas free at the tax payers’ expense?

To avoid misunderstanding these weren’t ordinary pizzas but gluten free pizza bases available on prescription for sufferers of a medical condition that can be seriously debilitating if gluten is ingested. Continue reading

Miracle drugs

I saw a letter on the BBC website written by a number of neurosurgeons. They were writing to Patricia Hewitt the Health Secretary asking her to reconsider providing certain drugs for recently diagnosed brain tumour sufferers on the NHS. They said trials showed the drugs were extremely effective and beneficial. One of them was Temozolomide. I know it. It was prescribed to my husband in December 2000. Continue reading