Written answers

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Department of Health

Medicinal Products Expenditure

Photo of Mary ButlerMary Butler (Waterford, Fianna Fail)
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197. To ask the Minister for Health the annual cost of prescription diabetes medications as a percentage of the annual cost of prescription medications, including the blood testing strips to the HSE in each of the past three years and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40548/19]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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Under the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013, the HSE has statutory responsibility for the administration of the community drug schemes; therefore, the matter has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

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