GPs told to prescribe cheaper drugs to help NHS save billions of pounds a year

GPs told to prescribe cheaper drugs to help cure NHS overspend by billions of pounds a yearPrescribing generic alternatives to branded drugs 'could save billions'Swapping could free up money for other areas of the NHS | UPDATED: 08:29 GMT, 31 December 2012 Report: Prescribing generic alternatives to expensive branded drugs could save the NHS billions, a new study claims Doctors could save the NHS billions of pounds a year by ditching expensive branded drugs in favour of prescribing cheaper, equally-effective alternatives, new research has found. More than 200 million was unnecessarily spent on two types of costly statin drugs alone in the last year, despite doctors usually being advised to prescribe better value options, the study said. The wider issue of inefficient spending on prescriptions where far cheaper generic equivalents exist is estimated to cost the NHS 1billion a year, data company Mastodon C said.

Housing market: More misery for renters as average monthly payments are expected to jump by 4%

More misery for renters frozen off the housing ladder as average monthly payments are expected to jump by another 4% Rents expected to rise twice as fast as house prices in 2013Cost of the average home will rise by a modest two per cent | UPDATED: 09:12 GMT, 14 December 2012 Rents will rise twice as fast as house prices in 2013 as Britain’s embattled housing market endures another tough year, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors will say today.

Forgot your password? You"re not the only one! Average Briton now struggling to remember details for 22 online accounts

Forgot your password You're not the only one! Average Briton now struggling to remember details for 22 online accounts Three-quarters of people use the same password for more than one accountAnd almost a third say they never bother changing their password, a study has said | UPDATED: 07:48 GMT, 14 December 2012 We have all suffered a mental blank, while desperately trying to log in to work computers, online banking sites, and email accounts.