State’s drug bill could fall by up to €400m under new deal
THE DEPARTMENT of Health and drug manufacturers are close to a deal that could cut the State’s drugs bill by up to €400 million.
Although some details remain to be ironed out, an agreement cutting the annual cost of drugs for the next three or four years is expected to be struck next week.
Any deal that yields significant savings will come as a godsend to Minister for Health James Reilly, who has been heavily criticised recently over health spending overruns.
Posted on September 10, 2012, in Government and tagged drugs bill, Health, Health minister, Health Service Executive, Irish, James Reilly, Minister for Health. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.