The prescription system has a simple aim in a worthy cause. These online pharmacies are flat fee which means that people can afford any medicine offered by this UK pharmacist regardless of its real cost although at £7.10 a time, the cost can soon add up. Yet for those who need to pay, there are a range of little-known methods to cut the cost. Before that though, it's worth noting that many people are exempt from charges. Those who needn't pay for these prescription drugs include under-16s, pregnant women, the over 60s, students in full time education aged under 19 and people on a range of benefits and tax credits – therefore always make sure you're only paying if it's necessary.