rick_x wrote: »
Depends on what you use, some are cheaper, some are dearer than an NHS script, my advice would be ask your GP - most practices have electronic prescribing and the cost will be easy to look up for you. If it's cheaper you can ask for a private script - don't forget to factor in the dispensing fee though.
Dubyabeeay wrote: »
Sorry if this is old ground but I save money on precriptions this way. Just to give you my background I am on repeat prescriptions for a minimum of 3 items. I have a 3 month supply put on the script by the Dr when I get my repeat.
I apply for a 3 month Pre paid certificate ONLINE the same week that my script is due. You can state the start date on the application. A day or so after this date I go to the Chemist with my script and buy the 3 items and explain that I have a PPC en-route. They will give you a reciept (FP57 I think). When your PPC arrives (usually less than a week) take it and the reciept back to the chemist and they will repay you the charges. In about 2 and a half months I ask the Dr for my repeat presc which they will give you provided it is not too early. I then buy my next 3 months medicines before the PPC expires. I then wait 3 months for my next prescription and start the above procedure all over again.
Thus I get 12 month worth of medicines for the price of 2 x 3 month PPC's. Currently that is 28.25 x 2 = 56.5 instead of 86.40 minimum. sometimes you can get caught out if the Dr changes your medicine during the time when your PPC is not in force but if it is during the valid times you have nothing to worry about as they will be free. With careful working it is a real saving. It is not illegal in any way and is just utilising the rules in your favour but the important factor in this is to 'persuade' your Dr to give you 3 months of medicines on a script if that is suitable.
lynzpik wrote: »
I am aware that Asda has started doing IVF drugs, but how can you find out how much they are and where to get them from?
I have looked on their online sites but can't find it!
titchy1 wrote: »
ventolin / salbutamol evohalers (the ones where you push down whilst inhaling) are cheaper.
atypical wrote: »
Where have you got the £95 price from? If it's from a Lloyds Pharmacy that is the final cost. The amount Lloyds add on to the drug cost is tapered not fixed. VAT also has to be added to the cost price.
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