UK's Innovative Idea to Improve Adherence and Reduce Healthcare Waste

The UK government has come up with an innovative plan to increase public awareness of the increasing price of prescription drugs and what it costs the healthcare system

Patients in the United Kingdom pay a low flat rate equivalent to $12.80 for each of their prescription medications. Additionally, exemptions available for specific drug categories as well as for patient categories can result in negligence on the part of the patient to be attentive toward the cost of their own healthcare.

Now, the government has come up with an innovative plan to increase public awareness of the increasing price of prescription drugs and what it costs the healthcare system. The Department of Health in the United Kingdom plans to print the "indicative medicine costs" to the National Health Services on the label of all medications that cost more than the equivalent of $31, along with "funded by the UK taxpayer."

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