Roisin Foster said it was unfair Northern Ireland patients did not have the same access to cancer drugs as patients in England
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Edwin Poots: Prescription charges 'could buy cancer drugs'

Reintroducing prescription charges of up to £25 a year per person could pay for a cancer drugs fund in Northern Ireland, the health minister has said.

Edwin Poots announced on Twitter on Thursday that a proposal to reinstate the charges is being considered.

"A small prescription fee with a maximum payment of £25 per year would acquire specialist/cancer drugs for NI," Mr Poots tweeted.

BBC News NI Health Correspondent Marie-Louise Connolly reports.

  • 20 Jun 2014