Howdy Folks! Long time, no post!
As the weather hots up, and the troubles that serve Europe intensify, Ana Mota (everyone’s 2nd favorite Spanish Health Minster) has decided in her wisdom to remove 456 different medications from the Prescriptions lists to save as much as 400 Million euros from their budget.
Now that sounds like a tough ask, but I’m assured that these medications will be available to buy at full cost from the 1st July.
In addition to the 456 medications, we will see an alarming increase with regards to Insulin and Blood Glucose Test Strips. Typically they are heavily subsidised with Insulin available for €2.64 for 5 pens (NovoRapid, Lantus) and Test Strips for the bargain price of 45 cents per box of 50.
Both these items will increase to €4.13 each as of the 1st July! Sneaky eh???
Plenty of mentions via the media regards to the list of medications no longer being free(ish) but other important updates get firmly swept under the carpet.
I know this will have a knock on effect on some people as the financial crisis worsens. Which will then end up costing the government more money when things go wrong.
As stated the changes are effective from 1st July, and will update with further information when it becomes available.
Until next time, Saludos!