Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (971, 972)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

971. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Health the spending on orphan medicines in each of the years 2010 to 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8945/21]

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Brendan Griffin

Question:

972. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Health the percentage of the annual HSE drugs spending on orphan medicinal products; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8948/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 971 and 972 together.

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.