This is a quote from the online Govt. petition service, petitioning for free prescriptions for those diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. If you agree, could you please click the link and sign it. Thanks to everyone who does "Ulcerative colitis is lifelong chronic illness that requires lifelong medication, usually consisting of two or more ongoing prescriptions/medications. Cesation or reduction of such medication will in most cases lead to hospital admission and the requirement for surgery. There is no action that colitis sufferers can take to stop the illness and there is no discernable link between lifestyle and the disease. We would therefore suggest that it is only fair and proper that those diagnosed with colitis should receive free prescriptions for medications associated with their illness." Govt. Petition.