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Rate applicable to medicinal gin

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If we assume that I will be successful in beating my GP into prescribing me a bottle (or several), can I then pop down Tescos and get my Bombay Sapphire at 5/6ths of their usual price?

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By Portia Nina Levin
20th Aug 2018 16:08

Answers on a beer mat!

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By Cheshire
20th Aug 2018 16:19

What about on the back of a fag packet?

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By DJKL
20th Aug 2018 16:21

Is Bombay Sapphire the right dose, my parents were more Gordon's converts whilst, I on the other hand , do not like gin. (This does leave more for those of you that do)

Also, do you get free prescriptions down south, up here our benevolent leaders give us everything for nothing, if you can get your Gin on prescription then surely moving North should also be on the agenda.

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
20th Aug 2018 16:27

If you have been drinking Gordon's that would put me off gin too. Its like drinking Bells whiskey and then claiming you hate the stuff.

Not a big fan myself, but gazzilons of poncy gins around now that actually taste like something you might enjoy drinking.

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By DJKL
20th Aug 2018 16:46

Yuck, Bells, in fact pretty much all blended whisky is a definite no.

Current favourite is an Isle of Jura, Diurachs Own, though have to wait for a supermarket offer as price seems to have upped a bit over the last 12 months.

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By Lone_Wolf
20th Aug 2018 16:37

Getting it on subscription would be a must up here given the delights of minimum pricing.

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By Dib
20th Aug 2018 16:23

You would have to forewarn Tesco to pop a couple of bottles into the pharmacy - I don't think the checkout would accept your FP10.

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By Pygmy
20th Aug 2018 16:23

A prescription prepayment certificate costs £104 for a whole year - all you need to do is persuade a chemist to order it for you.....

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By anneaccountant
20th Aug 2018 17:21

Probably the best bet might be Warner Edwards Rhubarb Gin which looks medicinal but when enjoyed with dry ginger as a mixer and ice is a gorgeous drink on a sunny early evening

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By The Innkeeper
21st Aug 2018 12:11

& remember to take proof of age with you !

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By 356B
21st Aug 2018 12:41

You'll pay the fixed price for a P/x ( or, considering your mental health issues, you may have an exemption certificate: or your age may also make you exempt)
https://www.chungying.co.uk/images/download/Cockta...

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By Tax Dragon
21st Aug 2018 13:05

Does Tesco do pharmacying now?

Pharmacying gives me a squiggly red line. I must have had one two many this morning. Think I’d better go and get some more this lunch to check.

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By Dib
21st Aug 2018 13:20

Tesco has done pharmacying for donkeys years. T'missus worked in a Tesco pharmacy 25 years ago...

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By Constantly Confused
21st Aug 2018 16:38

Portia Nina Levin wrote:

If we assume that I will be successful in beating my GP into prescribing me a bottle (or several)

I once had a GP tell me to continue smoking, though sadly they didn't prescribe me any so I still had to pay full price.

Mind, that was a while ago, so unless they had prescribed me a carton it probably would have been as broad as it was long.

Oh, and I've stopped since then, apart from the occasional one at times of great stress. Like between 6am and 11pm.

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By The Innkeeper
21st Aug 2018 16:47

Doesn't January count as a time of stress?

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By Justin Bryant
23rd Aug 2018 09:40

Surely a better prescription would be one that was just the tonic?

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