NHS Coughing Up Huge Amounts on Painkillers

by Savitha C Muppala on  November 8, 2011 at 10:45 PM Hospital News
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A recent health statistic has shown that GPs are going overboard in prescribing over-the-counter painkillers to patients, leading to an expenditure of more than Ģ440m a year on painkillers by the NHS.
 NHS Coughing Up Huge Amounts on Painkillers
NHS Coughing Up Huge Amounts on Painkillers
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The analysis has pointed out that PCTs are spending thousands on over-the-counter painkillers as well as cold and flu treatments such as Lemsip, Beechams, Anadin and Panadol prescribed to patients.

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Nearly Ģ3,000 on prescriptions for cold and flu have been spent between January and June, and more than Ģ59,000 on over-the-counter painkillers.



Source: Medindia
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