Prescription cost rises to £7.65 in England
1 April 2012 Last updated at 07:47 BST
An increase in NHS prescription charges in England of 25p to £7.65 has come into effect.
Health Minister Simon Burns outlined the changes earlier this year, and the government says exemptions mean 90% of prescription items are dispensed free.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society campaigned for a freeze and says the rises are completely unacceptable.
Simon Clemison reports.