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Medicinal Products.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 5 March 2008

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Questions (138)

Paul Kehoe

Question:

193 Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Health and Children if her attention has been drawn to the shortage of a medication drug (details supplied); the reason for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9483/08]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

Operational responsibility for the management and delivery of health and personal social services was assigned to the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004 and funding for all health services has been provided as part of its overall vote. The Executive is also responsible for the supply of drugs and medicines for the GMS and community drugs schemes. Therefore, the Executive is the appropriate body to consider the issue raised by the Deputy. My Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have the matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.

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