Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (509)

Frank O'Rourke

Question:

509. Deputy Frank O'Rourke asked the Minister for Health the status of the roll-out to children and young persons of the new diabetes management device freestyle libre; the age limit implied by the term young adult; if a decision has been reached on extending freestyle libre to all persons with type 1 diabetes and not just children and young persons; if it will be extended to users of insulin pumps and not confined solely to persons on multiple daily injections; if it will be included for reimbursement in the LTI scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10055/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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.