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Prescription charges are preventing poorer people with chronic health problems getting the treatment they need, according to the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux.It claims that many people are putting their health at risk because they are unable to pay for prescriptions: 'It is hard to see what purpose prescription charges serve when so many people do not have to pay, but so many of those who are required to pay can literally ill afford the costs, ' it says.

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