Boots accused of charging NHS over £3,000 for £93 cancer pain-relieving mouthwash

Boots accused of charging NHS over £3,000 for £93 cancer pain-relieving mouthwash
 

Boots has been accused of charging the NHS over £3,000 for cancer pain-relieving mouthwash that can cost less than £100.
The owners of the high street pharmacy allegedly used a loophole in drug regulations that allows suppliers to set their own prices for some unlicensed medicines called ‘specials’.
Health records show that Boots ordered the mouthwash, which is used to treat patients with severe sores caused by chemotherapy, at least five times from a supplier owned by its parent company.
For each of the five orders, the company charged the NHS between £1,843 and £3,220, according to The... read more

 
26 May 2018 in Hot News, Views: 60
Source: Metro
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