National Consumer Council warns of creeping erosion of free NHS treatment

The National Consumer Council reports today that as many as 750,000 people a year in England and Wales fail to get all or part of their prescriptions dispensed because they cannot afford the charge.

The list of medicines excempt from the charge has not been updated since 1968, although new drugs have since been introduced for mental health problems.

Further information can be found on the Guardian News website and at the National Counsumer Council site.