Thursday, 29 April 2021

Ceisteanna (154)

Gino Kenny


154. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Health his views on media reports in relation to the adverse effects of epilim on some women; if he will meet with the women and their representatives; if he will publish the HSE valproate response project report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22529/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I am fully aware of the issues surrounding sodium valproate (Epilim) and its potential effects on children whose mothers may have taken this drug during pregnancy. I met with two patient representative groups to discuss these issues in November 2020. A decision to publish the HSE's Valproate Response Project report is a matter for the HSE; however, I understand that the report has been made available to the patient groups and other interested stakeholders.