Monday, October 13
In compliance with a recent High Court judgement, the wholesale mark-up the HSE pays pharmacies for medicine supplied through the various HSE schemes will be increased on claims dispensed on or after the 1st October 2008 from 8% to 17.66%.
This will increase the wholesale cost of medicines by approximately 9%.
This move will add approximately €8 million per month to the cost of the various medical card schemes provided by HSE or almost €100 million a year, as well as increasing the price paid by patients for their medicines by approximately 9%.
For more information, please contact:
HSE National Press Office
01-6352840 / 087-9034735
Last updated on: 14 / 10 / 2008