Boots owner charges NHS £1,500 for a SINGLE £2 pot of moisturiser: Walgreens demands extortionate bill for a ‘specially mixed skin cream’ prescribed regularly around the UK
- Walgreens Boots Alliance billed health bosses £1,579 for skin ointment
- 500ml tub is regularly prescribed across Britain for just £1.73, probe finds
- BCM Specials sold the ‘specially mixed skin cream’ to the NHS in 2016
- Drug is among ‘specials’ tailor-made for patients with skin conditions
The NHS has been charged more than £1,500 for a single pot of moisturiser which were sold elsewhere for less than £2, it was revealed today.
The owner of high street chain Boots billed health bosses £1,579 for a 500ml tub of skin ointment which is regularly prescribed across Britain for just £1.73.
BCM Specials, which was owned at the time by Boots’s parent firm Walgreens Boots Alliance, sold the ‘specially mixed skin cream’ to the NHS in 2016.