Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (858)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

872 Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health when the legislation to facilitate the introduction of reference pricing and generic substitution of drugs be published; when it will be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35448/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

The Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill 2012 was published on Friday, 13 July and will be initiated in the Seanad on Thursday, 19 of July. Implementation is dependent on the date of enactment.