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Medicine prices to remain the same as government fails to start talks

There has been significant criticism of the prices Ireland is paying for medicines

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

11th October, 2015
Leo Varadkar has been criticised over the price of medicine

The price of medicines will not change until next year as the government has failed to initiate formal negotiations on a pricing agreement with the pharmaceutical sector, industry chiefs have said.

The Department of Health has agreed to roll over the existing deal which is due to expire at the end of October.

Industry chiefs, who are represented by the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) at the negotiating table, said a new deal was now...

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