Co Proxamol

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I injured my back while nursing in the NHS in 1975.I have a disc lesion and now also an Osteoporotic compression fracture of the spine. I took Co - Proxamol until last year when my GP could no longer prescribe under the named patient facility. I never became addicted, and nothing that has been prescribed to replace it actually works. I have a bottle of oral Morphine which my GP insisted that I should have. I do not wish to go down that route, and I am rarely without pain. 

I believe that it is due to price that the named patient was abandoned, as on one occasion the invoice from the drug company was inadvertently included with my prescription. It was over £300 for 100 tablets!

 

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    Hello Ruth,

    A few patients at the surgery where I work get Co-Proxamol by private prescription.Something you could consider if you really have to have some?

    regards

    Janet

     

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      Hello Janet,

      Thank you for your reply. I did ask my GP about a private prescription, but he said that he couldn't do that either, something to do with his insurance. I am wondering how your surgery gets around that? I do have a small supply which I keep for special occasions, but they won't last for ever. 

      Best regards

      Ruth

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      Hello Ruth,

      Well that's news to me! I am now retired but still help out occasionally. I will ask next time I'm in if they still do a private prescription for these,  I'm sure they do, because I do the prescriptions and no-one has told me not to do this! Maybe surgeries have different rules??

      kind regards

      Janet

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    Hi Ruth,

    My quest for answers regarding Co-proxamol began in June 2008 under a Labour administration and I have been astounded that no one in the NHS, DOH, or successive governments has ever challenged the outright misinformation MHRA have reiterated time & again concerning Co-proxamol. It's my firm belief that MHRA is guilty of ignoring patient safety and well-being purely for financial gain.

    Remuneration and pension interests of the thirteen most senior managers at MHRA range from £105,000 to £210,000

    It would be obvious to assume MHRA couldn’t afford to pay the exorbitant salaries from drugs which could only generate a low income.

    This was certainly the case with Co-proxamol its financial contribution to MHRA would have declined to a total of just one hundred thousand pounds for the period 2005 and 2015!

    I included my letter to 'House of Commons Health Committee' in a personal message to you yesterday. I hope you find the information helpful.

    Jim

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    Hi Ruth,

    My quest for answers regarding Co-proxamol began in June 2008 under a Labour administration and I have been astounded that no one in the NHS, DOH, or successive governments has ever challenged the outright misinformation MHRA have reiterated time & again concerning Co-proxamol! It's my firm belief that MHRA is guilty of ignoring patient safety and well-being purely for financial gain.

    Remuneration and pension interests of the thirteen most senior managers at MHRA range from £105,000 to £210,000

    It would be obvious to assume MHRA couldn’t afford to pay the exorbitant salaries from drugs which could only generate a low income. This was certainly the case with Co-proxamol its financial contribution to MHRA would have declined to a total of just one hundred thousand pounds for the period 2005 and 2015!

    I included a copy of my letter to ‘House of Commons Health Committee’, in a personal message to you yesterday, I hope you find the facts interesting and realise it is simply the MHRA who are responsible  for this horrendous situation!

    Jim

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