Boots Ireland Lowers Cost Of Prescription Medicines

Boots Ireland has today announced new lower prescription medicine prices that will lead to significant savings for Irish customers.

The changes will dramatically reduce the price of the majority of prescription medicines. Across the top-ten most expensive prescription medicines, all medicines will reduce in price, with an average saving of 25%.

The new prices will come into effect from Friday 1 June 2012.

Annual medicine bills for people living with chronic conditions such as asthma or cardiovascular disease who are not eligible for the GMS Medical Card scheme will benefit most. A person living with asthma has a typical monthly medicine bill of €94.65. This will now drop to approximately €70.43 (26% decrease), representing an annual saving of up to €290.64. A typical person living with a cardiovascular condition such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol may see their medicine bill drop from €77.88 to €65.92 (15% decrease), representing an annual saving of up to €203.88.

Speaking about the announcement, Mary Rose Burke, Director of Pharmacy, Boots Ireland said: "In recent years, many of our customers have come under renewed financial pressures. In response to this, Boots Ireland is the first pharmacy retailer in Ireland to announce a commitment to delivering a clear and transparent pricing structure that will also result in significant savings for Boots Ireland customers. Our new structure reflects the important role that Boots Ireland pharmacists play in the provision of professional care in the communities they serve in our 65 pharmacy outlets nationwide. Boots Ireland aims to be the leading healthcare partner in the community and is striving to achieve this by providing accessible healthcare solutions underpinned by the best value and care to customers. Boots mission is to provide dynamic and innovative healthcare services and solutions that deliver active care to customers around the country helping them to feel good in their everyday life."


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