Concerns of medical card holders raised

Speaking during the Order of Business yesterday (Wednesday) Senator Terry Leyden raised the concerns highlighted by Medical Card holders and pharmacists in relation to the proposed changes in payments from the HSE to pharmacists dispensing medicine to Medical Card Holders.   Senator Terry Leyden said ‘I ask the Leader to arrange an immediate debate on the dispute between the Health Service Executive and the Irish Pharmaceutical Union in the matter of drug distribution, particularly to medical card holders.     ‘Approximately 1.5 million people have medical cards and they are concerned that from 1 December their medicines will not be dispensed by their local pharmacies’.