From gentle persuasion to Thatcher's age of coercion

Darrin Baines

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    Abstract

    In our series on the history of prescribing policy, Dr Darrin Baines traces how successive governments have attempted to curb drug costs. Here, he describes how earlier efforts to control costs using persuasion were gradually replaced by policies based on coercion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)32–34
    JournalPrescriber
    Volume25
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Keywords

    • drug prescribing
    • NHS
    • government policy

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