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Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 27 September 2016

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Ceisteanna (610, 693)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

610. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health his plans to introduce a device (details supplied) under the long-term illness scheme cover for type 1 diabetes; if he is aware of the device and that it has been introduced in the UK; if research has been carried out on the amount it could save the taxpayer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26674/16]

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Thomas Pringle

Ceist:

693. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if he will consider including the FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring system on the long-term illness list so users can have the cost reimbursed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27059/16]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 610 and 693 together.

The HSE has statutory responsibility for decisions on pricing and reimbursement of medicinal products 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 attention and direct reply to the Deputies.

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