Scrip spending slows

May 2004
GP: General Practitioner;5/3/2004, p2
The rise in prescribing costs in England has slowed, despite steady growth in prescribing volume, according to the Prescription Pricing Authority (PPA). GPC prescribing subcommittee chairman Dr. Peter Fellows attributed the slowed growth to certain drugs coming off patent. PPA data also showed an unexpected fall in prescribing of anti-obesity drugs.


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