NHS ‘wasting £300m a year’ on branded drugs

More than £300million of taxpayers’ money is being wasted each year by GPs needlessly prescribing expensive drugs, according to a report today.

Too many family doctors are prescribing costly, branded drugs when cheaper ‘generic’ versions are easily available, the National Audit Office has found.

Many of the drugs are simply thrown away without being used – costing the NHS a further £100million.  Read More….

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