Pharmacists warn of legal action over cuts to their fees

Pharmacists have written to Minister for Health James Reilly seeking assurances that further cuts to their fees and mark-ups have not been "predetermined or prejudiced".

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
24th February, 2013

Pharmacists have written to Minister for Health James Reilly seeking assurances that further cuts to their fees and mark-ups have not been "predetermined or prejudiced" in light of recent comments made by public expenditure minister Brendan Howlin.

The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), which has 1,800 pharmacist members, said that Howlin's comments suggested the government had already decided on the cuts it would make to professional fees. Howlin said that "professional fees for health service providers...

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