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Diabetics will be 'worse off' under plans

Prescription overhaul is unworkable, says group

A charity says government's plans to increase the cost of prescriptions is 'unworkable'.

The Manx Diabetic Group says a proposed hike - which would also see sufferers of chronic illnesses made to pay for regular medication for the first time - will leave some Islanders worse off than their UK counterparts.

Health officials say the new charges would still be significantly fairer than the standard prescription fees scheme in England.

But MDG chairwoman Joanne Clague says, for diabetes patients, that isn't the case:

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