I'm French and I will move in three weeks time to Glasgow to live with my boyfriend and look for a job. I have mild asthma, meaning I never had severe acute crises but I cough a lot and can have serious difficulties in breathing even when not exercising. This is much better thanks to my treatment which is two doses of Seretide accuhaler twice daily. The problem is, I'm not familiar with the NHS system. I've read that prescriptions medicine are not covered by the NHS which worries me a lot since the cost of my treatment is almost Â£700 per year (thankfully refunded by the French ""NHS""). I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to afford it. Is that true? Can I get private cover for these costs?