Pharmacists criticise HSE over prescription levy awareness

Pharmacists criticise HSE over prescription levy awareness

The Irish Pharmacy Union is hitting out at the HSE for its failure to raise awareness of the introduction of the new prescription levy.

From now on, people with a medical card will have to pay 50c for each item dispensed on prescription.

The charges were flagged in last year's Budget but the IPU claims the HSE has failed to adequately inform patients of its introduction today.

Cathy Maher - a pharmacist in Duleek in Co. Meath - has said an advertisement in today's newspapers is 'not sufficient'.


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