Calls for prescription charges to be abolished

 

There are calls for prescription charges to be abolished.

The charge increased to 2-euro-50 in 2013 - up from just 50 cent in 2010.

Former Health Minister and Fine Gael Senator James Reilly says its having a negative impact on those with serious illness.

Senator Reilly says it needs to be scrapped and says there are other ways of raising the cash it brings in: