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