TITLE

The free market can't work when pharmacies are not open about price differences

AUTHOR(S)
Colm Rapple
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Mail on Sunday;3/31/2013, p87
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
myview Some pharmacists are selling prescription medicines at more than three times their wholesale price. That's the inescapable conclusion to be drawn from a price survey conducted by the National Consumer Agency. The best advice the agency's new chief executive Karen O'Leary can give is to 'shop around'. She is also calling on pharmacists to provide more information on dispensing fees. In what smacks far too much of old style soft regulation, she 'wants to work with' the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland to improve consumer access to price information.
ACCESSION #
86437821

 

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