My Aussie friend asked me how much we pay for Lyrica in this country (it costs a mint out there) and whilst explaining prescriptions here, ie £7 - £8 each or £100 up front and as many prescriptions as you need. It dawned on me that if your GP becomes responsible for budget, then drugs will become harder to get. If doctors can fob us off with cheaper drugs, (I know they already do up to a point). Drugs such as Lyrica may be just as hard to get as Sativex. It does make me wonder if the people making decisions on this have decided that there’s a perfectly reasonable alternative - Cannibis.
Am I being very negative thinkin this way?? One friend who can’t get Sativex has said that he doesn’t want to use cannabis as he has given up smoking but if he did smoke it presumably he would not be nagging his doctors.