Donegal GP: Given the price of medicine here ‘no wonder we are broke’

A Donegal GP has said 'it is no wonder Ireland is broke' given the cost the state is paying for medicine

Dr Paul Armstrong is a GP in Lifford and was a key player in the founding of the NowDoc service.

He has used the example of a major cholesterol-lowering drug which is now out of patent and available in the UK for as low as £1.72 per month. The same drug costs as much €16 per month in the Republic.

Dr Armstrong says these price discrepancies can be seen across a range of drugs: