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1913 The Lancet  
1033 drunken condition, had roused a medical man on whose list of patients the man's wife was included, and sent him at midnight to look for a supposed dying woman who, as a matter of fact, was able to go to work, and who had removed from the address at which she was entered as residing. The defendant was charged with using abusive language, and bound over in the sum of £5 to behave himself for 12 months. The Cost of Medioine for Insured Patients. ' Attention having been drawn at Manchester to
more » ... he possibility of the Insurance Committee not being able to cover the cost of drugs supplied to patients under the Act through the fund at its command being insufficient, correspondence has taken place in the Manchester Guardian which merits attention. The Manchester Pharmaceutical Association Insurance Committee has intimated that it considers that the drug fund, if carefully administered, will meet the demands made upon it under normal conditions if the money be spent on drugs taken at their market value plus the cost of preparation. The deficiency, if any, it is suggested, will be due to special brands of drugs being ordered and through payment for "trade marks and proprietary values" being demanded. This, however, does not mean that the prescription of proprietary articles to panel patients is always regarded by Insurance Committees as extravagant, and, indeed, to take up this position would be quite impossible.
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