Harney calls in pharmas on state's drugs bill

Major pharmaceutical players have been invited to talks at the end of August by the Minister for Health, Mary Harney, to renegotiate the state's costly drugs bill.

30th July, 2005

Major pharmaceutical players have been invited to talks at the end of August by the Minister for Health, Mary Harney, to renegotiate the state's costly drugs bill.

The state reimbursement scheme for drugs supplied to medical card holders, hospitals and community drug schemes is renegotiated every five years. Harney last week invited the two rival bodies involved in the scheme to talks about the use of generic drugs in the state healthcare system.

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