I've been asked to enquire about this by my mother's hairdresser (yes, really)! It's not specifically asthma-related, but it is general medical and I thought that folks here would be able to help.She regularly visits a pain clinic and is on strong painkillers due to back problems. Earlier this week she visited her GP and got a repeat for her painkillers. When she visited the local pharmacy they said that they couldn't dispence the script because it had been ""cancelled"".Baffled by this, she went back to the GP surgery where she was told that her GP had overspent (his daughter, also a partner in the practice, was on maternity leave and they'd had a locum in for a long time) and thus could not afford the prescription! She could have the meds but only if she paid for them! Since she is over 60 and doesn't need to pay for them, she went off to the pain clinic (I think this is at Russell's Hall Hospital, but I'm sure Cathy will correct me if I'm wrong!) and got them prescribed there instead. She is now in the process of changing her GP.So, she has two questions...1) Has this ever happened to anyone else?2) Is it even ""legal"" (or at least, within regulations, etc)?Any info happily received!
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