Group urges elderly to take medications despite prescriptions charge

Group urges elderly to take medications despite prescriptions charge

A support group is appealing to older people to continue to take their medication, despite the new 50 cent charge on prescriptions.

It follows reports that some people who cannot afford the extra expense are going without their medicines.

Age Action Ireland says it is becoming clear the charge is effectively a tax on the old and the sick, with some people having to pay up to an extra €10 a month.

The Irish Pharmacy Union is advising those who cannot pay to contact the HSE.


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