The thread about the man ending up having a heart attack was very sad and only two nights ago Watchdog and the News were highlighting all the problems us British have abroad when we need hospital treatment and indeed anything from the chemist. It now seems that Spain is going to face a fine for being in breach of the EU rules about the E11 card. I have spoken of my experience in the hospiten sur and witnessed other nationalities as well getting ripped off. It is very true they are only interested in your insurance company and are not interested in the E11 card - so if someone could post on this thread any helpful advice for this year's travellers to avoid being ripped off. The price of medicines in the chemists are totally over the top. When I told my doctor how much I paid for cream she was horrified! this was recommended from the hospital and cost 12 euros!! In the light of the recent news regarding Spain being fined for this, any help from anyone would be of great advantage. Im not sure where I would go for a hospital that took the E11 card so that would be helpful too.