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Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Drugs Crime (15 Jul 2020) See 5 other results from this debate

Ruairi Ó Murchú: ...of State's response and I accept there has been a lot of good work and extra resourcing of the Garda. However, gardaí say they do not have all the services they require. A car belonging to the drug squad in Dundalk was attacked at the Garda station. That is the level of brazenness of the criminal gangs. They have operated for too long and we need to deal with them. Gardaí...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Substance Misuse (15 Jul 2020) See 2 other results from this debate

Frank Feighan: I thank Deputy for raising this very important issue and for giving me the opportunity to address it as the newly-appointed Minister of State with responsibility for the national drugs strategy. I also want to take this opportunity to affirm the Government’s full commitment to implementing the national drugs strategy and its commitment to a health-led approach to drug use and the...

Employment Rights: Motion [Private Members] (15 Jul 2020)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: ...General will advise the Government that it is the case - then let us have a constitutional referendum and a citizens' assembly on the matter. The Government is justifiably organising an assembly in respect of the drugs issue and education. A task force has been recommended by the Social Democrats. We could go with that. If a constitutional referendum is required to change the...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (15 Jul 2020) See 1 other result from this debate

Thomas Gould: Page 56 of the programme for Government commits the Government to self-harm education programmes on drug misuse. Last week the new Minister was unaware of the serious issues relating to nitrous oxide abuse. When will these education campaigns be rolled out? What format will they take? Will the Taoiseach commit to requesting that the new Minister take one of these courses? He obviously...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Regeneration Projects (14 Jul 2020) See 3 other results from this debate

Micheál Martin: ..., I believe the RAPID programme of earlier years was an effective multisectoral multidepartmental approach to dealing with urban disadvantage and urban issues. The forerunner of that programme, the drugs task force areas programme, likewise took a holistic approach to development within particular communities with some success. Education and early intervention at childcare level and in...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Non-Covid Healthcare Disruption: Mental Health Services (14 Jul 2020) See 6 other results from this debate

.... When family members came together, they suddenly discovered that their partner, son or daughter was masking a significant mental health need, be that anxiety, depression, an eating disorder, drug or alcohol use or gambling. These difficulties have then come forward quite pointedly and urgently. In the last week, the HSE has published its 2019 service update on all population areas and...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Non-Covid Healthcare Disruption: Mental Health Services (Resumed) (14 Jul 2020) See 4 other results from this debate

Mark Ward: There has been an upsurge in people drinking at home during Covid-19 and in numbers presenting for treatment for drug and alcohol issues. My question relates to dual diagnosis. I did not see any mention of it in the report published today. I have worked in several addiction centres across Dublin in a professional capacity. All present know that drink and drugs give people the ability to...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Substance Misuse (14 Jul 2020)

Helen McEntee: ...Síochána is aware of the potential health issues that arise as a consequence of the misuse of nitrous oxide. However, at present, nitrous oxide is not a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Acts and is therefore outside my remit as Minister for Justice and Equality. Requests for information in relation to the misuse of nitrous oxide should therefore be directed to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medicinal Products (14 Jul 2020)

Stephen Donnelly: ...conducts health technology assessments (HTAs) for the HSE and makes recommendations on reimbursement to assist HSE decisions. The NCPE uses a decision framework to systematically assess whether a drug is cost-effective as a health intervention. The HSE at all times ensures that the systems that it has in place are designed to provide equitable access to all medicines across all therapeutic...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medicinal Products (14 Jul 2020) See 1 other result from this answer

Éamon Ó Cuív: 1018. To ask the Minister for Health when it is proposed to licence a drug (details supplied) here and make it available under the general medical scheme; the reason for the delay in the consideration of this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14789/20]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Primary Care Centres (14 Jul 2020)

Stephen Donnelly: ...a range of fees and allowances under the GMS scheme, although it should be noted that the total PCRS budget includes a range of other payments, the largest proportion of which is accounted for by drugs and medicines for both GMS and non-GMS payments. The figures below exclude expenditure on social care services and local demand led services. 2020 ...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Departmental Budgets (14 Jul 2020)

Stephen Donnelly: ...effective financial management remains crucial as the health service deals with a larger and older population, with more acute health and social care requirements, increased demand for new and existing drugs and the rising costs of health technology. The costs associated with these service pressures will increasingly need to be managed not solely through annual increased Exchequer...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medicinal Products (14 Jul 2020) See 2 other results from this answer

Gerald Nash: 1096. To ask the Minister for Health the reason 12 children with SMA are still waiting to be treated with Spinraza one year after the drug was approved; the reason for the delay; when the matter will finally be addressed by the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15076/20]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Ministerial Responsibilities (14 Jul 2020) See 1 other result from this answer

Seán Sherlock: 1093. To ask the Minister for Health the delegated functions assigned to the Minister of State with responsibility for public health, well being and national drugs strategy; and the date those delegated functions come into effect [15055/20]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cannabis for Medicinal Use (14 Jul 2020)

Frank Feighan: The Programme for Government highlights concern about the increasing prevalence of illegal drug use over recent decades. Cannabis use by adolescents, in particular, is worrying as it poses risks of dependence and developing psychotic illness. Accordingly, the Government has no plans to legalise cannabis during its term of office. The Programme for Government sets out a health-led approach...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medicinal Products (14 Jul 2020)

Stephen Donnelly: The HSE has statutory responsibility for decisions on pricing and reimbursement of medicines under the community drugs schemes, in accordance with the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013. The Act specifies the criteria for decisions on the reimbursement of medicines. In line with the 2013 Act and the national framework agreed with industry, a company must submit an...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medicinal Products (14 Jul 2020) See 1 other result from this answer

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor: 1136. To ask the Minister for Health if approval will be given to the immunotherapy drug osimertinib; if a timeline can be provided for its availability for lung cancer patients; and if not, the reason. [15318/20]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Drug and Alcohol Task Forces (14 Jul 2020)

Alan Kelly: 1178. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the restoration of funding for an organisation (details supplied); if the funding will be restored ahead of the proposed Clonburris development; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15466/20]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medicinal Products (14 Jul 2020)

Stephen Donnelly: ...conducts health technology assessments (HTAs) for the HSE and makes recommendations on reimbursement to assist HSE decisions. The NCPE uses a decision framework to systematically assess whether a drug is cost-effective as a health intervention. The HSE at all times ensures that the systems that it has in place are designed to provide equitable access to all medicines across all...

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