Drugs firms offer new price plan to HSE in face of unilateral cuts

Pharma body met with state officials on Thursday

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
12th June, 2016
The IPHA met with senior state officials on Thursday Pic: iStock

Pharmaceutical manufacturers have tabled a new price offer in a bid to avert unilateral price cuts being imposed by the state to cut the medicines bill.

The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA), which represents most of the major pharmaceutical manufacturers, met with senior state officials on Thursday.

It is the first meeting that has been held since the cabinet agreed to let the HSE use existing legislation to force price cuts to contain the state’s...

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