12th to 15th February 2019

Posted on February, 15 - 2019

12th to 15th February 2019

No new issues of interest to the industry emerged in the Oireachtas this week. The reimbursement status of Spinraza was again raised in the Dáil under the Order of Business and Questions on Promised Legislation. Revenue’s decision to impose VAT on food supplements, which is causing some concern, was raised under Questions on Promised Legislation and the Order of Business (Seanad). An industrial dispute issue in a member company was also raised by a number of Deputies during Questions on Promised legislation on Thursday.

The volume of PQs was reasonably light this week and included a series on the safety of  Epilim and the reimbursement of Translarna. A question on Brexit was also put down, as well as one on Access to cancer drugs (to which a very general answer was given).