The United Kingdom is facing a growing problem with prescription drugs and herbal medicine in the health service, with some herbs being prescribed more than once, according to a new study.
The study, published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet, found that over the past two decades, the number of prescriptions for herbal medicine rose by more than 2,300% while the number for prescription drugs rose by nearly 4,600%.
The rise in prescriptions for prescription medicines is alarming because of the huge amounts of money that are being spent on the products.
The report found that between 2008 and 2017, the total annual cost of prescription drugs for the NHS was more than $2.4 billion, or more than three times the cost of the entire NHS budget.
The researchers said that although the increase in prescriptions has slowed in the past few years, the overall trend could be continuing, even if the increase is smaller.
The authors of the report said that while there are several factors that could be driving this increase, the most likely cause is the increase of the availability of herbal products.
For example, some herbs, such as turmeric and ginger, are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine and the authors said they could be seen as a substitute for prescription medications, because they are commonly used in other countries.
The government has also tried to reduce the use of prescription medicines, which are used to treat ailments such as cancer, heart disease, and arthritis.
The problem with herbal medicine has also come to the attention of the World Health Organization (WHO), which has put the health of the population in the top 10 of the WHO’s priority priorities.
According to the report, over the next 15 years, there could be an additional 2.8 million new cases of chronic diseases, a 50% increase in disability, and an estimated $17.5 billion in health care costs.
However, the authors of The Lancet said that these figures are unlikely to be achievable without changes in the way the NHS operates.
For one, the UK spends a lot of money on prescription drugs, and in recent years, many of the medicines have been withdrawn or stopped in England.
For example, the government has decided to phase out the use and sale of aspirin, a commonly used anti-inflammatory drug, and have a limited distribution system for painkillers, according the report.