Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Questions (165)

Mary Butler

Question:

165. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a cost-benefit analysis on the usage of the finger test strips for persons between five and 21 years of age with type 1 diabetes; if it has provided savings since the FreeStyle Libre reimbursement scheme was launched; if so, the details of the savings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25634/19]

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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