Prescription Charges for Medical card Holders

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