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It's finally time to act on the price of drugs

Some progress has been made in recent years in lowering the cost of generic drugs used in the health system and bought by patients.

3rd August, 2014

Some progress has been made in recent years in lowering the cost of generic drugs used in the health system and bought by patients. But it has been painfully slow.

This newspaper has, on a number of occasions, highlighted the huge price gaps between what the HSE pays for medicines and what is paid internationally by other state agencies, such as the NHS in Britain.

Legislation introduced last year was meant to address this, and...

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