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Costs of some drugs will be displayed on packs to try to reduce waste and improve adherence

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3637 (Published 02 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3637
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

Packs of drugs costing over £20 (€28; $31) will be marked with their indicative cost from next year to remind patients how much their tax funded treatment is costing, the health secretary for England has announced.

Jeremy Hunt announced the measure, the latest in a package of Department of Health initiatives aimed at reducing waste in the NHS in England, in a speech to the Local Government Association’s annual conference in Harrogate on 1 July. Previous measures were outlined in a report from the life peer Patrick Carter last …

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