Another shocking story this is. Basically I am have very bad asthma. to a point that getting a simply cold will usually end up with me being in ICU or HCU at hospital. Anyway If I do not take my medication I will end up in hospital and worse case I can actually Die. I am currently on Mepolizumab so that shows the severity of my condition. The NHS PPC for what ever reason would not accept direct debit so I could pay monthly, MY wife was not working so I could not afford to pay for the pre payment card. as such the NHS wants to now charge me a fixed penalty of £100 the max they can charge as well as the prescriptions i got. If I didnt take them again I would either be dead or back in hospital. I just find this whole situation quite shocking if I am honest. I only recently re applied and they finally accepted my direct debit and took payment. I decided to challenge this charge due to my situation. I hold my hand up and admitted what I done but I done it cause i was given no choice. I did go to them back when this occurred and asked for help and assistance and they ignored this. so i am in a catch 22 situation. I will have offered to pay the £35 for the medication but I will not be paying the penalty.