Former Health Minister Concerned Over Prescription Plan

Friday 23rd, July 2010 / 03:00 Published by

FORMER Health Minister Dr Bernard Nottage expressed concern yesterday that despite seeking to expand access to medications, the National Prescription Drug Plan may fail to address the long-standing problem of certain drugs being unavailable at community clinics for those who need them.

Dr Nottage told Parliament he believes Bahamians are on a “collision course with premature death” as a consequence of the high prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs) like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease that are often preventable through lifestyle and dietary changes.

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