Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (266, 267)

Colm Burke

Question:

266. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Health if the drug patisiran, or Onpattro, which was recently reviewed by the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics, will be available under the drugs payment scheme to those who have been identified as requiring the medication for their care; and if he will make a statement on the matter [7588/21]

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Colm Burke

Question:

267. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Health the reimbursement status of patisiran; when the treatment will be made available for eligible patients in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7589/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 266 and 267 together.

The HSE has statutory responsibility for decisions on pricing and reimbursement of medicines under the community drug schemes, in accordance with the provisions of the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013; therefore, the matter has been referred to the HSE for reply to the Deputy.