Boots billed the NHS £1,579 for one 500ml tub of a cream, it is claimed (file photo) [Image: Hull Daily Mail / SWNS.com].

The NHS was charged £1,500 for single pots of moisturiser selling elsewhere for less than £2, it is claimed.

Boots billed the NHS £1,579 for one 500ml tub of a cream made up specifically for patients with skin problems in 2016, according to payment records seen by the Times.

It had reportedly bought the special cream from BCM Specials, a supplier then owned by Walgreens Boots Alliance, Boots’s parent company.

Reports claim the same moisturiser- a mixture of creams- is regularly prescribed in the UK for around £1.73.

The NHS said companies increasing drug prices were harming both taxpayers and patients, it is reported.

Source: Owner of Boots ‘charged NHS £1,500 for single pots of moisturiser selling for less than £2’ – Mirror Online


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