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Old 19.10.2016, 15:10
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Sometimes European Court decisions can be good for consumers!

"Germany's system of setting fixed prices for prescription-only medication is in breach of EU law, the bloc's top court ruled Wednesday, arguing that it restricts the free movement of goods.

A German self-help organization had teamed up with a Dutch mail-order pharmacy to provide Parkinsons patients with discounts on their medication.

This was challenged by Germany's Centre for Protection against Unfair Competition, in a case that was ultimately referred to the European Court of Justice."

Source (strange source! I just saw this news item in German TV)

Looks like the German authorities shot themselves in the foot by challenging this self help.

Currently in my experience German medicine prices are at least half Swiss prices; so am now looking forward to even better prices.
Would this also affect the UK's set fee for prescriptions?
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