Inequalities Of Prescription Charges Can Not Continue

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Prescription Charges

Northern Ireland Health Minister reviews the unfair system where some people are charged for their medicines.


The Health Minister was speaking on a private members motion calling on him to establish a cost and benefit review for the purpose of abolishing health prescription charges as has been carried out in Wales.

Replying to the motion Mr McGimpsey said, "This motion is entirely in keeping with my commitment, and already stated determination to see the flawed system, where some of our people pay for prescriptions reviewed and changed. It is clear that the people of Northern Ireland see shortcomings in the current system and want it addressed.

"Currently each item on a prescription costs