New measures next month will promote  greater use of generic drugs. Photograph: Bloomberg

The price of one of the most heavily used medicines in Ireland will fall by 20 per cent next month under new measures to promote the greater use of ge(...)

Irish Pharmacy Union has said pharmacies are experiencing ‘significant’  shortages of key medicines including anti-depressants such as cymbalta above. Photograph: Getty

Pharmacies are experiencing “significant” shortages of key medicines including anti-depressants, according to a survey carried out by the Irish Pharma(...)

Representatives of the photo ID industry yesterday protested outside Leinster House over what they say is the government’s failure to engage with them(...)

An IMB survey found eight out of 10 consumers would accept a generic medicine if offered it by their doctor or pharmacist

A new pricing system which could significantly reduce the cost of generic drugs will be implemented in the last quarter of this year, according to the(...)

Doctors, dentists and other self-employed health professionals are awaiting with trepidation an imminent decision by the Department of Health o(...)

Pharmacists have called for the lifting of a provision of the Pharmacy Act 2007 that prevents individuals who are bankrupt from being registere(...)

The morning after pill should be available to women under the medical card scheme, pharmacists have claimed.

The morning after pill should be available to women under the medical card scheme, pharmacists have claimed. A survey by the Irish Pharma(...)

In total, the HSE paid about €2.5 billion to contractors – doctors, dentists, opticians and pharmacists – in 2011, representing about 20 per cent of its total spend. Fee cuts have seen reductions in payments for many professionals but this has been ameliorated by a rise in the number of people qualifying for medical cards.

A Dublin family doctor has earned more than €700,000 from the HSE for treating patients subsidised by the State under the medi(...)

The headline drug in the survey was the anti-reflux medication Losec. The agency claimed a pharmacy in Dublin was selling it for €16.62 while another was selling it for €49.69, a difference of 199 per cent. However, the cost price of Losec  is €15.48.

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown over a survey it published last week (...)

Pharmacy prices
  • Health
  • March 26, 2013, 06:30

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) deserves some credit for exposing the sometimes alarmingly high differentials which exist in the cost of pre(...)

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