Friday, May 02, 2008

Pharmacists withdraw threat to boycott drugs schemes

From the Belfast (Ireland) Telegraph:
Pharmacists have withdrawn their threat to boycott community drugs schemes following a breakthrough in talks with the HSE yesterday.

Around 800 pharmacies were threatening to stop dispensing medicine under various schemes due to a row over the payments they receive from the HSE for wholesale medicines.

The HSE has unilaterally reduced the price in an effort to save money and the two sides are still in dispute over the matter. ...more

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