Written answers

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Department of Health and Children

Prescription Charges

2:30 pm

Photo of Mary UptonMary Upton (Dublin South Central, Labour)
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Question 136: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children further to Parliamentary Question No. 94 of 20 January 2011 if the prescription charge should be applied twice to the same medication (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4601/11]

Photo of Mary CoughlanMary Coughlan (Tánaiste; Minister, Department of Education and Science; Minister, Department of Health and Children; Donegal South West, Fianna Fail)
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Medical card holders are required to pay a 50c charge per item for medicines and other prescription items supplied to them by community pharmacists. As the dosage prescribed requires two separate pack sizes it is classed as two individual items and as such incurs a 50c charge per item.

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