Regular reviews of medication are the norm with long term conditions. Ventolin in particular has been targeted recently as people using it too much are not considered to be managing their asthma correctly. Doctors can’t win, people would soon complain if they just doled out pills and potions without checking if they were needed or assessing any possible harm but people expect to get their medication when they want it despite often not knowing what the long term effects are. £50 every 3 months doesn’t seem excessive to me. Pharmacies obtain prescriptions from doctors so if you don’t get your review would your doctor continue to issue prescriptions?
'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw'
My surgery requires an annual medication review with a doctor. If you go more than a few months over, you get a letter stating they will refuse repeat prescription requests. At least they did until I pointed out the first item on my list was my insulin.They also require a yearly meeting with a diabetes nurse. I have told them ALL my diabetes care is done by the hospital. So that's Feet? Done. BP? Done. Blood tests? All done. Why are you here? I don't know.