I know those on levothyroxine or liothyronine should have Medex exemptions, but for those who have not for any reason ...
Prescription charges to rise by 20p in England
The cost of prescription charges in England will rise by 20p to £7.85 from 1 April, the government has announced.
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If you are waiting for a Medex or prepayment certificate, ensure you get a FP57 receipt for any prescriptions you have to pay for in the meantime.
[Added Guardian quote and link 15:11 01/03/2013:
Earl Howe said regulations would be laid in parliament to implement the changes.
He said the cost of a three-month PPC would remain at £29.10 for another year, with an annual PPC unchanged at £104.
"PPCs offer savings for those needing four or more items in three months or 14 or more items in one year," he said.
Charges for a band-one course of dental treatment will rise 50p to £18; band two will rise £1 to £49; and the cost of band three will increase by £5 to £214.