Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (402)

John Brassil

Question:

402. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health if a body (details supplied) will be included in negotiations for the next national medicine pricing agreement to take effect in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23205/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Framework Agreement on the Supply and Pricing of Medicines between the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association and the Department of Health, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Health Service Executive commenced on 01 August 2016 and shall continue until 31 July 2020.

I am advised that preparatory work for negotiations on the next Framework Agreement will commence in the coming months in my Department and in that regard relevant stakeholders will be consulted.