Plan to show consumers how much profit pharmacists make on drugs

Consumers will be able to see how much profit pharmacists are making on over-the-counter drugs, under a new plan by the Minister for Health.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
23rd January, 2010

Consumers will be able to see how much profit pharmacists are making on over-the-counter drugs, under a new plan by the Minister for Health.

Mary Harney wants the prices that the state pays for drugs to be listed on medicine packets, so that customers can see how much extra they have to pay.

It is believed that most pharmacists charge consumers similar amounts to the fees they charge the state for prescriptions under the Drug...

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