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#generic drugs

# generic-drugs - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Generic drugs are more expensive in Ireland than the EU

Although we are taking more generic drugs, it had not led to any savings for the State or the cash-paying patient.

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Poll: Do you request generic drugs?

A new report has said that Irish people and the Irish State are not saving as much as they should by using generic drugs.

# generic-drugs - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Irish drug prices 'now matching European average' - drugs firms

Market research commissioned by pharmaceuticals firms suggests its members’ medicines match an average European price.

# generic-drugs - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Epilepsy Ireland 'extremely frustrated' about drug substitution

The group believe generic versions of anti-epileptic drugs could lead to “breakthrough seizures”.

# generic-drugs - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Generic drugs and insurance for flood victims

It’s a light day in the Oireachtas today, with only two committee meetings being held.

# generic-drugs - Monday 4 March, 2013

Head of HSE drug-buying programme: 'It's difficult to defend current prices'

Michael Barry of the National Medicines Management Programme says draft laws will make generic drugs cheaper.

# generic-drugs - Monday 17 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil to debate abortion report and generic drugs

TDs will discuss the Expert Group report on the A, B and C ruling, and legislation hoping to make pharmacies cheaper.

# generic-drugs - Monday 15 October, 2012

Minister Reilly announces 'landmark' €400 million drug deal

The Health Minister congratulated all parties involved in the intense negotiations.

# generic-drugs - Monday 16 July, 2012

New Bill will let chemists substitute cheaper generic drugs for more expensive ones

The new Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill 2012 could mean cheaper trips to the pharmacy.

# generic-drugs - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Pharmaceuticals should be much cheaper - ESRI

In a major new report, the Economic and Social Research Institute suggests pharmacies should display their prices in-store and offer more generic drugs.