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I think that all recovered suicidal subjects should also receive free
prescribed drugs and psychological treatment, otherwise they may firstly
appear in the ward soon. There is also some ethical and legal
consideration, particularly as they may harm themselves or others. I have
encountered many cases that were not able to afford treatment after
discharge from a toxicological ward.
No competing interests
18 February 2006
Assistant Professor of Clinical Toxicology
Medical Toxicology Centre, Imam Reza University Hospital, Ibn-e-Sina street,Mashhad, 91735-348, Iran
I believe that any one suffering from a chronic illness or a life
threatening complaint should recieve free prescibed drugs.
I feel that this should have been covered when presciption charges were
I have known people who are suffering from cancer and systemic sclerosis and have to pay
These 2 cases are only an example of illnesses that do not get free