A Lesson in Lower Healthcare Costs from the UK?
Here's something the U.S. can learn from the U.K. about lowering healthcare costs, improving efficiency and increasing access:
Allow pharmacists to dispense certain drugs without a prescription from a physician? The Food and Drug Administration is inviting comment on just such a proposal. The idea is to add a new class of "behind the counter" drugs that consumers could buy after consultation with a pharmacist.
Other countries, including Britain, already use this system to dispense drugs that do not require sophisticated diagnosis and prescription.
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