Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Health

Prescriptions Charges

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats)
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745. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 205 of 4 May 2017, 777 of 6 September 2019 and 501 of 5 November 2019, the consideration being given to the issue raised (details supplied); if this matter will be considered with greater urgency in view of the Covid-19 emergency and the fact that many in the vulnerable category are affected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6216/20]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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My Department is aware of the issue raised by the Deputy where a prescribed dosage requiring different medication strengths results in separate prescription charges and it is are currently under consideration. Engagement with the HSE in regard to a solution is ongoing.

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