I have a problem with the various medication I take for my 'conditions'.
These are, principally, statins, beta blockers and warfarin.
Now, my concern is that I get comfortable with recognising the packaging of these medications every time I collect a prescription. One gets so familiar with the various boxes that it takes just a cursory glance to know which is which and, indeed, if one needs to use a set of pill boxes for brief trips away from home one is aware of which pill is which without needing reference to it's original container.
Of late I have found that my pharmacy is apt to change the brand of medications and I find this annoying as it upsets my highly regulated and organised life. Further, I am not so sure that the constant changing of brands is a good thing.
Having challenged my local pharmacist on this situation, it is quite clear that it all revolves around costs. Costs to the pharmacist that is and I know that they are harangued by the pharmaceutical company reps to take 'good deals'. I have contributed to the NHS over a period of 40 years and consider I am not a big drain on their over-stretched resources as I have private medical insurance which protects them from the high costs for the various ops and treatments I have had over the years.
Therefore, why should I be denied the particular brand medication to which I have become accustomed. Victor Meldrew looks forward to your sympathetic response to his valid complaint.