New Prescription charge of 50c per item for Medical Card Holders.
Prescriptions are currently free to medical card holders. In the Budget 2010 a new charge was announced of 50 cent per item.
This charge is subject to a monthly ceiling of €10 per family
This charge is expected to save €25 million a year. It looks like it will take effect from April 2010.
Update – Prescription Charges from September