Specialist Prescriptions

Iain Palmer made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Iain Palmer

Dear Ministry of Health,

I have just been forced to pay $45 for three general painkillers prescribed by a Dentist.

I was informed that due to the script being from a specialist there is a higher cost per medication than if it was from a GP where I would have only paid $15.

GP per med - $5
Specialist per med - $15

Can you please explain why I am being charged what feels like daylight robbery due to the script being from a specialist compared to GP for the same medication.

Yours faithfully,

Iain Palmer

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Dear Mr Palmer

Please find attached response to your request for official information.

Kind regards

Trish Farrelly | Pharmacy Manager | Community Health Service Improvement |
Sector Capability and Implementation | Ministry of Health | DDI: 04 816
2326 | Fax: 04 496 2191 | [mobile number] | [1]http://www.moh.govt.nz
| [2]mailto:[email address] |

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