This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Make prescription drugs for chronic illnesses free

Currently, many people pay prescription charges for chronic (lifelong) illnesses. This is essentially a lifelong tax for being unwell in some way. This is unfairly targeting those with imperfect health. The current system unfairly ranks certain illnesses above others for no apparent reason.

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HIV is a virus that requires constant medication to manage. It is unacceptable that some may be forced to miss doses due to prescription charges [1]. I myself have ADPKD-induced hypertension which means my heart rate is elevated and as such needs daily medication to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

[1] BBC

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