Medical card payments to pharmacists rise by €95m

State payments to pharmacists under the medical card scheme increased by almost €95 million in three years, a new report shows.

27th April, 2013
Rory O'Donnell, IPU.

State payments to pharmacists under the medical card scheme increased by almost €95 million in three years, a new report shows. It reveals that the Health Service Executive (HSE) payments went from €188 million in 2007 to €283 million in 2011.

This was due to a rise in the number of people with medical cards, whose medicines are paid for by the HSE.

Just 1.27 million people had medical cards in 2007, compared with 1.8 million people...

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