Irish eyes smiling as dispensing fees are lifted

Ananny, Lesley
January 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/20/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 2, p166
Academic Journal
The article provides information on the national pharmaceutical program of Great Britain which was long envied by the Canadians. It discusses that the enviousness became more intense when Northern Ireland joined Wales and Scotland on their announcement that it will abolish dispensing fees for prescription drugs. Northern Ireland Health Minister Michael McGimpsey states that the free health service is the founding principle of the National Health Service which was established in 1946.


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