Written answers

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Department of Health

Prescription Charges

Photo of Áine CollinsÁine Collins (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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451. To ask the Minister for Health his views on reducing the current cap on prescription costs for seriously disabled persons from €25 to €10. [39573/15]

Photo of Kathleen LynchKathleen Lynch (Cork North Central, Labour)
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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.


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