Susan Mitchell: Time for some medicine from Jeremy Hunt

Susan Mitchell: Time for some medicine from Jeremy Hunt

As in Britain, we should tell patients how much their medication costs

The British health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, recently announced that he intends to show patients just how much the taxpayer is spending on their medicines, in a bid to clamp down on waste.

Under Hunt’s plans, medicines that cost more than £20 will have their indicative cost printed on their packaging, to remind people just how much their treatments are costing and encourage them to stick to treatment plans.

Medicines will be stamped with “Funded by...

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