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Exemastane not a free drug?

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Bondgirl
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Re: Exemastane not a free drug?

In the UK prescriptions are free for cancer patients, but you do have to complete a form (got mine from GP) they sign it and send it off. You then receive a card which my GP took a copy of and once they have that they won't charge you. They have to charge if you do not have this card. The card lasts for 3 years then it is renewed.

This covers you for all your prescriptions even if it isn't cancer related.

Hope this helps
Dave
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Re: Exemastane not a free drug?

As I understand the rules for cancer patients,all cancer drugs are free. I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.

Is the patient under 60 years of age, and did you fill in the back of the prescription form correctly ?  

scattyshirl
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Re: Exemastane not a free drug?

Many thanks Lucy.
Lucy_BCC
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Re: Exemastane not a free drug?

Hi scattyshirl

Here's the cancer research uk information on this which should help :

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancers-in-general/cancer-questions/free-prescriptions-...

Best wishes
Lucy BCC

scattyshirl
Member

Exemastane not a free drug?

I have had radiotherapy after surgery for two tumours on my left breast. I am now having the Zoladex injections to bring on the menopause. When receiving my second injection I was told I could now start the 5 year course of a daily pill called Exemestane. When I collected the pills I was asked for the £8.05 prescription fee. This left me slightly stunned. Was I wrong to presume it was free?!