Well what a ridiculous letter I received from my GP practice yesterday.
One of my regular prescriptions - Hylo-Forte 2% eye drops Preservative Free ( prescribed by
the top Ophthalmologist at my local hospital regarding the importance of protecting both my corneas - for life) has now been substituted by a cheaper drug Xailin HA 0.2% eye drops.
fair enough, the letter explained that the latter is cheaper and has exactly the same ingredients. However, in the letter, it distinctly explains that the new eye drops have to be discarded after 28 days, whereas the Hylo-Forte can last for 6 months due to the self sealing pump action of the bottle.
Now a basic calculation (that any primary school child can perform) would show that the older medication will work out cheaper as it lasts for 6 months?
Do you think I should point this error out? Also, the consultant wrote to my GP in January requesting that they organise physiotherapy for my neck and shoulders before I see him again in June. I had to chase the consultant's secretary yesterday too who informed me my GP was most definitely informed of this. Now nearly 3 months later I am pushing against a closed door.