From the NIS to the NHS via the Floating Sixpence

Darrin Baines

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    In our new series on the history of prescribing policy, Professor Darrin Baines traces how successive governments have attempted to curb drug costs. Here, he outlines some of the measures introduced in the earliest days.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)47-49
    Issue number19
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    • NHS
    • National Insurance Scheme (1913)
    • drug prescribing
    • costs
    • government policy
    • floating sixpence

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