AT the beginning of this year, the Government decided in its wisdom to take Paracetamol Osteo off the prescription list.
My wife has used this drug to help with the pain she suffers with her back. Although it does not stop the pain completely, it helps without becoming addictive.
The cost of buying this product to a pensioner is $260 each, therefore $520 per household. The threshold for prescriptions for pensioners is about 60 per year.
Prescriptions after that time are not required to be paid until the end of the year.
By taking the Paracetamol Osteo off the list the threshold takes longer to reach, costs us more and saves the Government considerably.
A very clever move on its behalf but not very good for the pensioners.
I will not forget.
DAVID HARRIS, Lynwood.