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Old 12-04-2012, 09:57 PM
facetious facetious is offline
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Where can one check the price of medication in Ireland.

I have just bought a prescribed medication in the local chemist and paid just over 82 euros for 30 capsules which will do me for 15 days.

Last month I was in the UK and bought 28 capsules, same manufacturer which cost me approx 38 sterling.

When I paid the chemist here, I thought that I was paying for 56 capsules but when I got home, I discovered that the price was for just 30 capsules.

Is there a site, medical/pharmacy association or government dept that can give me the correct price?
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Old 13-04-2012, 12:25 AM
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http://www.imt.ie/mims

There's a hardcopy version of the above (MIMS) that contains retail prices as well as other information. If you are friendly with a medic, a nurse or a pharmacist they may let you have an old copy.
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Old 14-04-2012, 11:54 PM
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Try www.pcrs.ie

Then click on List of Reimbursable Items on the left.

This should lead you to a list of all drugs, and what the HSE pays for them.
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Old 15-04-2012, 12:42 PM
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This should lead you to a list of all drugs, and what the HSE pays for them.
Wow, if I was to get my medication on a medical card the pharmacist would get paid €18.66, but paying cash it costs me €35.48
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Old 18-04-2012, 08:23 PM
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Wow, if I was to get my medication on a medical card the pharmacist would get paid 18.66, but paying cash it costs me 35.48
if you get a fridge item on your medical card that costs the pharmacist 100 he will get reimbursed 93.50, yes he makes a loss on it!!!
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