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Save money on your prescriptions

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By Kofi Dwinfour

Many skin disease patients find that they are given multiple items on their prescriptions for their treatment. The cost can soon mount up. One chronic skin disease patient found that she was paying more than £200 per month for her prescription. This was more than she spent on food! However, there is a way in which you can cut the cost of your prescriptions.

Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) are available in England and they can save you money. The current prescription charge is £8.05 per item. A three-month PPC is £29.10. This saves you money if you need four or more items in three months. If you are resident in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland you are usually entitled to free NHS prescriptions.

Find out how you can save money on your prescriptions.

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The prevalence of skin disease exceeds that of obesity, hypertension, or cancer. Despite skin being the largest organ of the human body, dermatological research remains one of the most under funded areas of medicine. In a world where society has an increasing preoccupation with image and it’s importance to every aspect of a person’s life, sufferers of skin diseases are feeling and being more marginalised and isolated than ever.

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