Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (248)

Fergus O'Dowd

Question:

248. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Health the details of increased pharmacy charges for blister packs used by elderly and unwell persons nationwide; his plans to ensure that unfair increases are overturned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52356/19]

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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.