A report submitted by the NHS has made the revelation that the burden of expenses for the number of drugs used, so as to offer treatment to diabetic patients in England, has increased by 40% over the past five years time.
All the primary care units across England earned no less than A£650 million in 2009/10 after it dispensed over 35.5 million prescription product items, as informed by the NHS Information Centre.
As per the report, Prescription for Diabetes in England for year 2004/5 to 2009/10, the occurrence of diabetes in England has seen an increase from 3.3% in 2004/5 to 4.1% in the years 2009/10.
A direct result of this is that the number of items that were prescribed and the expenses related to the same also saw a hike.
Some high costing new drug therapies treating diabetes have relatively had a huge impact.
Simon O'Neill, Director of Care, Information and Advocacy at Diabetes UK said that the huge hike in diabetes drug prescriptions and expenses seem to be the byproduct of increasing populace suffering from diabetes and the introduction of extensive level new drug therapies to treat the condition.
Cost of preventive drugs is outweighed by the long-term cost of poor care by a person, who may have suffered the repercussions of the condition, but no timely action was taken.
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