I do so agree about better education for a life threatening disease. The time I have been in A&E at 4am thinking I won't see breakfast time. I have had asthma most of my life but treated for bronchitis as I coughed not wheezed, when it was determined as asthma and was told it always had been I was 43. I had to pay the same as everyone else for my prescriptions I just accepted this but on reflection all other high risk chronic diseases get them free so is it that it's not taken seriously by the NHS leading to poor education by the public. This does not concern me now as I am retired but I paid for 17 years for meds that I needed to stay alive. Something wrong somewhere?