Paying tax on unfunded cancer medication outrageous, says Nelson patient


7 February 2020 - A Nelson man with a rare cancer is concerned the Government is taking millions of dollars in tax on expensive unfunded medication many need to stay alive.

John Mitchell noticed while paying for two months of cancer medication recently that the goods and services tax component on his $14,800 bill was $1900.

"I thought cheeky blighters, this is actually outrageous," Mitchell said. "Not only is the Government not funding the drugs, but they are creaming off quite a significant sum."

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