The decision of removing the prescription charges is totally in agreement with the founding principles of the National Health Service.
The initial plan which operated across UK was free treatment for everyone without any exceptions but the combined effect of drug abuse and increasing expenses has caused the launching of charges for certain treatments which include prescription drugs.
The decision of abolishing the prescription charges was a brave step taken by the SNP manifesto and was also in line with how the NHS was supposed to be run.
The drawback of abolishing these charges include allowing access to everyone who does not even need the prescription drugs and have a habit of receiving some benefit for no cost at all.
Making prescription freely available will put extra responsibility on the GPs to ensure that these drugs don't reach the hands of people who do not suffer from any illness.
They will also need to make sure that they don't end up becoming suppliers of prescription drugs to people who are ready to use this as an opportunity for making fast financial gains.