Monday, May 7, 2012

Singapore Costly drug : MY POINT

 "I have an elderly relative who was a prostate cancer patient and is now undergoing regular medical examinations at the National University Hospital. He has been prescribed bicalutamide, which costs almost $1,200 for 90 tablets. When I searched the Internet, I was shocked to discover that many accredited online pharmacies sell generic versions of this drug for as little as US$127 ( SGD$160) for 100 tablets. is it not the hospital's duty to source the cheapest medicine for its patients, especially an elderly retiree with no income? " - MR BENEDICT TAN. (THE STRAITS TIMES MONDAY, MAY 7,2012 PAGE A22)

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