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Pharma companies spend millions wooing doctors to prescribe 'me-too' drugs

SomersetScorpio

SomersetScorpio

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I didn't realise there were these 'me-too' drugs..
Surely with the NHS they won't be buying into these things?
 
katya

katya

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There are so many over-the-counter drugs that are exactly the same but have been priced up by a certain company. Always read the active ingredients, and I'll bet you there'll be something else on the same shelf which is exactly the same but for pounds less.

I'm currently using a Morrison's own mouthwash (cost about £2/3?) that has the exact same ingredients as Corsodyl, which is nearly a fiver.

If the NHS are doing this, I honestly despair.
 
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