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Prescription charges may have negative effect on asthma control

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Charges for repeat asthma medication may have an adverse effect on how people with asthma manage their condition.

Interviews were carried out with 30 people aged between 21 and 59. 24 were paying individual prescription charges and six had prepayment certificates.

Prescription charges were found to be an issue with some of the respondents and two patients reduced the use of their medication because of cost which resulted in problems with asthma control. Patients described the use of prepayment certificates as difficult because their symptoms are unpredictable.

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  • If inhaled steriods were free to asthmatics we would have better controlled asthma and less hospital admissions and days off work

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  • I agree, but also think the reliever medications should also be free, to enable those with this condition to maintain better control over their variable symptoms, especially those with more difficult to control asthma.

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