Medicines to cost up to 40% less from today

The prices of hundreds of common medicines including anti-biotics and hyper-tension pills will be 40 per cent cheaper from today.

The move is the result of a deal between the government and the drugs industry aimed at reducing costs for the State.

The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association says patients it will mean patients can save between three and four euro for every ten euro they spend.

A full list of medicines is available HERE