Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Department of Health
Prescription charges are part of a set of measures introduced by Government in recent years to reduce pharmaceutical drugs expenditure. 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; however, the charge remains frozen at the level set in 2014.