New drug deal to deliver savings of €400 million

The Department of Health, the HSE and the pharmaceutical industry have reached a new three-year agreement on drug prices which is expected to deliver more than €400 million in savings.

15th October, 2012
Minister for Health Dr James Reilly

The Department of Health, the HSE and the pharmaceutical industry have reached a new three-year agreement on drug prices which is expected to deliver more than €400 million in savings.

The deal with the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) will reduce the cost of drugs for patients, lower the drugs bill for the state and lead to greater access to new cutting-edge drugs, the Department of Health said.

It will also ease financial pressure on...

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