Prescription charges to rise by 50c

Prescription charges to rise by 50c

The Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has announced a 50c increase on prescriptions under medical card scheme in his Budget speech.

He said the monthly ceiling of €10 per family will apply.

He also announced that the threshold for the Drugs Payment Scheme will go up from €100 to €120.

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