Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Ceisteanna (347, 348)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

347. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the amount of funding the HSE requested for the drugs budget for 2019; and the amount of new funding requested by the HSE. [21429/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

348. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the amount of funding the HSE requested for the drugs budget for 2019 for new medicines. [21430/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 347 and 348 together.

The HSE did not request a separate drugs and medicines budget during the 2019 Estimates process. However, the National Service Plan 2019 includes a provision of €10m for new drugs enabled by an invest to save programme.