Scope for more price cuts on our medicines
This summer, large numbers of holidaymakers are set to combine a break with an opportunity to fill a prescription for a couple of months' supply of medicines.
They do it because we still pay multiples of what is paid by families in the North and in the likes of Spain.
Prices here have undoubtedly come down. Figures from the Central Statistics Office show prescription prices down more than 3pc in the last year alone. Pharmacists and GPs have been encouraged by the State to substitute cheaper generic drugs for people as much as possible.