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British MP Recommends Patients Pay For Drugs Used to Treat Lifestyle Related Conditions

Tory MP and GP Phillip Lee made a striking call this morning for patients suffering from lifestyle-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes to pay for their prescriptions as part of a larger shake-up of the NHS. He was speaking as part of a series of presentations from members of the Free Enterprise Group ahead of next week’s Autumn Statement on their proposals for spending cuts which would allow George Osborne to meet his target of having debt as a proportion of GDP falling by 2015/16.

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  • Robert||

    What do you think of the proposal to do this on the basis of disease class rather than case by case? For a given class of disease, there will be some patients whose lifestyle was related to it and others whose lifestyle was not contributory, and many in-betweens.

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