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Save the NHS from bankruptcy and bag yourself a bargain at the same time e.g Paracetamol 500mgs x16 for 19p @ Asda and others see op

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We are all acutely aware of the fact that the NHS is In crisis. We won't have an NHS anymore if people don't stop abusing it. I've found several Generic brands of medication that could save you money… Read More
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7m, 1w agoFound 7 months, 1 week ago
We are all acutely aware of the fact that the NHS is In crisis. We won't have an NHS anymore if people don't stop abusing it.

I've found several Generic brands of medication that could save you money when you need them and also maybe save a trip to the GP or A&E

Asda specifically, have

Paracetamol 500mgs x16 for 19p

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Painkillers-paracetamol/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Ibuprofen 200mgs x 16 for 25p

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Painkillers-ibuprofen/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Asprin 300mgs x 16 for £28p

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/anti-platelets-aspirin-low-dose-/pages/introduction.aspx

Tesco have

Cold & Flu max strength capsules X 16 for £1.50 - otherwise known as Beechams or Sudafed cold & flu tablets which cost £4.99 and have exactly the same ingredients.

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Decongestant-drugs/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Lots of stores, Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsburys, even home bargains and Wilko have these and other generic medicines side by side with the big brand name

Which costs up way more just because it's got a brand name...it's the same drug.

Hope this was helpful to some of you.

Remember to always read the label!!;)
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Its not the patients bankrupting the NHS its the many levels of managers and contractors that pay themselves extortiante amounts for ghost contract.
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furiousjammin
I think as good an idea as this is by the OP, its just the tip of the iceberg in relation to the services of this country being bled dry by idiots. Until the whole system is re-styled, they will never fix any of the problems. Stop giving out jobseekers allowance to people who have been unemployed for more than 6 months. Give them milk and bread vouchers. You want fags and a flat screen TV? Get you rass out to work and earn it like every other tax paying person in the country does. I read the constant sob stories in the press of "but i only want to be treated as an equal" and "i have a right to do what i want with my benefit money" - no you bloody well dont. It isnt your money and you shouldnt have it. Get out and make something for yourself. Sorry for the rant, but it annoys me something chronic when i see these wasters wandering around town when im on my lunch break. I just despair for the next generation, as im 31 now and i see the idiots i went to school with have never grown up and done anything in the world, they have just copied their parents into a life of benefits and handouts. The first politician that promises to fix this problem will get my vote whether they are Tory, Labour, UKIP, or the Monster Raving Looney Party.

When is enough, enough?


wow i will tell you when enough is enough when over a million people are not using food banks because of sanctions when low paid workers are payied a living wage when the mps do something about tax dodging companys and when the sick and disabled are not being hung out to dry but yeah i am envious of that £60 to £70 aweek they have to live off and by the way i will not be viewing your reply so dont bother
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excellent post, one of my big gripes is that our government is paying 30 times the actual price to supply these cheap items on prescription. i go through lots of children's paracetamol and ibuprofen but buy them from home bargains for£1 a bottle. they would cost the nhs maybe 6 times that. wasted money.
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The NHS

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Your post makes no sense....
A prescription costs £8.40, if you get Paracetamol on prescription then nearly all the £8.40 goes towards subsidising the more expensive prescriptions which cost more then £8.40.
So every time you buy Paracetamol from anywhere other then the NHS your making the NHS loose £8.40.

Your right about not wasting the doctors time, I just don't think you understand how the prescription system work.

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14 Likes #1
Ha nice touch, will be stocking up on, will be needed for the morning after, with all the Jack Daniels deals going round ATM lol
70 Likes #2
excellent post, one of my big gripes is that our government is paying 30 times the actual price to supply these cheap items on prescription. i go through lots of children's paracetamol and ibuprofen but buy them from home bargains for£1 a bottle. they would cost the nhs maybe 6 times that. wasted money.
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The NHS

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17 Likes #4
Bargain.

In before the 2600% price increase.
8 Likes #5
Hot for just the description alone.
24 Likes #6
Not really a deal if you have ever been to a UK supermarket though!
1 Like #7
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1 Like #8
Couldn't agree more
15 Likes #9
I get really annoyed when I hear from my friends 'oh you can get it prescribed'. Yeah I know but that's a waste of money for NHS and I always manage to find a deal on what I need for over the counter meds. Pharmacy Direct often has good deals delivered not mentioning Amazon.
20 Likes #10
£8.20 if I want paracetamol from the NHS!
20 Likes #11
I run and work nursing homes and buy these meds aplenty


The supermarkets/bodycare are cheapest for meds

Please avoid Sainsburys ~now lloyds
when its was sainsburys running the pharmacies, prices were cheap.
Now lloyds have taken over the sainsburys pharmacies the same ibuprofen and paracetamols have doubled in price
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9 Likes #13
Wait... I'm confused, people pay £8.20 for paracetamol?
13 Likes #14
no GP prescribes Paracetamol anyway. :{
16 Likes #15
who gets Paracetamol on prescription anyway?
my doctor would laugh at me if I went and asked him for it.
And as for 'saving the NHS' - let's leave that up to the politicians...
4 Likes #16
Canary0500
£8.20 if I want paracetamol from the NHS!


Many, many are exempt from prescription charges, so they can opt to have it free. Doctors have a responsibility to treat, so difficult to say "stop prescribing"
7 Likes #17
gidsterc
who gets Paracetamol on prescription anyway?
my doctor would laugh at me if I went and asked him for it.
And as for 'saving the NHS' - let's leave that up to the politicians...


More than you think.
4 Likes #18
Just how does this save the NHS from going bust? you cannot state which brands(or generic) you want to be filled on a prescription
#19
KEEP_IT_TEA
I run and work nursing homes and buy these meds aplenty
The supermarkets/bodycare are cheapest for meds
Please avoid Sainsburys ~now lloyds
when its was sainsburys running the pharmacies, prices were cheap.
Now lloyds have taken over the sainsburys pharmacies the same ibuprofen and paracetamols have doubled in price
Didn't know Sainsbury have pharmacies, are they in store?
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£28 for 16 aspirin? Think I'll pass.
21 Likes #21
Shouldnt it be the other way round- tell the NHS to grab meds from Home Bargains. With the £8 prescription charge they'll soon be back on their feet! :D
1 Like #22
food post op I like it.
6 Likes #23
The NHS in it's current form is a dead duck, the sooner it goes the better. Free at the point of need - yes, provided by the public sector, no.
#24
Hundreds of people on free prescriptions from each practice getting 100 to 224 paracetamol a month
4 Likes #25
If you maintain a good diet and exercise you will be needing less pills in some cases. Don't take medication for colds...
7 Likes #26
johnthehuman
Wait... I'm confused, people pay £8.20 for paracetamol?

No the problem is that people who are exempt from the charges use the prescriptions and then pharmacies make a fortune from the government on all these paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin prescriptions.

Fair enough for all other medications but for something that is so ridiculously cheap in any supermarket, shop or even pharmacies themselves it's a 'liberty' take on the system to be completely frank. People definitely wouldn't do it and go buy it in a shop if they had to pay £8.20 themselves for it.

Edited By: neoboy on Dec 08, 2016 15:30
8 Likes #27
Suppose if you are on 8 a day every day then buying over the counter is difficult due to restrictions on how many you can buy
282 Likes #28
Its not the patients bankrupting the NHS its the many levels of managers and contractors that pay themselves extortiante amounts for ghost contract.
27 Likes #29
Your post makes no sense....
A prescription costs £8.40, if you get Paracetamol on prescription then nearly all the £8.40 goes towards subsidising the more expensive prescriptions which cost more then £8.40.
So every time you buy Paracetamol from anywhere other then the NHS your making the NHS loose £8.40.

Your right about not wasting the doctors time, I just don't think you understand how the prescription system work.
14 Likes #30
It drives me crazy how people go to the doctor for common cold and for free medication.... Our NHS is on its knees and yet we are still insisting on heading to the doctors and hospital for the tiniest of things...... I refuse to go to the doctor unless absolutely necessary and in terms of medication you can buy in the shops id buy supermarket brands before wasting a doctor's time and NHS money... Nice post OP :D
#31
The worst I've found is that so many people are selling prescription stuff on eBay like diabetics test strips/ cassettes etc which I'm sure NHS is paying at least £20 on each!
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thomasleep
Just how does this save the NHS from going bust? you cannot state which brands(or generic) you want to be filled on a prescription
I would imagine that you instruct your doctor that you don't want/need the paracetomol/ibuprofen and that you will get them yourself - when that is feasible to do.

I do wonder if doctors get some incentive from prescribing certain drugs like this, as my mother and dad used to get them prescribed like they were sweets.
2 Likes #33
1 NHS box has 200 paracetemol tablets = 12½ retail boxes with 16 tablets per box

13 boxes = £2.47 (you'd have to make at least 6 trips to the shop though)
200 tablet box = £8.20 with a prescription

I reckon either the pharmacy or the NHS is making serious money on these tablets (but the cost for the GP visit outweighs it).


Edited By: justthinking on Dec 08, 2016 15:41
12 Likes #34
Wouldn't getting paracetamol on prescription be better for the NHS?

Leaving aside the prescription only stuff as that's moot,If we all buy the drugs off prescription that are cheaper than the prescription fee, but only use a prescription when they cost more than the fee, the NHS always have to make up the shortfall.

MIMS (which list drug prices) has the 500mg paracetamol tablets at 32 for 73p, If you were to be prescribed 32 tablets, and paying the £8.40 that means that after you take the drug price off, and the dispensing fee (from PSNC) of 90p, then the the NHS gets £6.77 "profit" from you.

That helps subsided the drugs, the people and facilities (and no they don't get enough but that's a different point) that cost a lot more, if it gets too out of balance the fees would rise, or the subsidy go meaning you could be paying a lot more per drug like they do in the USA.
#35
moneysavingkitten
£28 for 16 aspirin? Think I'll pass.


You are talking about an NHS prescription charge. Buying generic would cost you less than 60p
5 Likes #36
northern Ireland has free prescriptions for all, that's fine in many cases but when doctors are prescribing items that cost very little to buy its a problem. there should be a £2 minimum cost to patient before prescriptions are offered! how much would a simple thing like that save.... probably millions.
9 Likes #37
joedastudd
Your post makes no sense....
A prescription costs £8.40, if you get Paracetamol on prescription then nearly all the £8.40 goes towards subsidising the more expensive prescriptions which cost more then £8.40.
So every time you buy Paracetamol from anywhere other then the NHS your making the NHS loose £8.40.
Your right about not wasting the doctors time, I just don't think you understand how the prescription system work.
I dont think you quite understand. It isn't the people who are paying for prescriptions that are bleeding the system dry, its the ones with free prescriptions who are using their exemption to get trivial medication on a prescription that the tax payer pays for. The NHS supply the medication, but have to pay extortionate fees to the big companies for the drugs. The OP is offering an alternate way of doing it, wherebye the ill person actually contributes and buys the paracetamol for 19p themselves...
#38
So I know there are some cheap generic brands at supermarkets but how do these compare to the big name brands?

I'm guessing something must be different to legitimise the difference between 19p and £3.50 or more.
16 Likes #39
How much do the Health Tourists cost the nhs?
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superewok
thomasleep
Just how does this save the NHS from going bust? you cannot state which brands(or generic) you want to be filled on a prescription
I would imagine that you instruct your doctor that you don't want/need the paracetomol/ibuprofen and that you will get them yourself - when that is feasible to do.
I do wonder if doctors get some incentive from prescribing certain drugs like this, as my mother and dad used to get them prescribed like they were sweets.
I am glad you said when feasible as there are a lot of people who simply cannot afford to pay for any medication 19p or not, and they do get freebies from big pharma companies.

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