Written answers

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Department of Health

Prescription Charges

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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242. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which prescription fees have impacted on a person (details supplied), County Kildare who is an old age pensioner and a medical card holder; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25212/14]

Photo of Alex WhiteAlex White (Dublin South, Labour)
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Medical card holders are required to pay a prescription charge of €2.50 per item for medicines and other prescription items supplied to them by community pharmacists, subject to a cap of €25 per month for each person or family. There are no plans to amend the prescription charge.

If the Deputy wishes to furnish specific information relating to the individual case raised, I can make further inquiries.


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