8th to 9th May 2019

Posted on May, 10 - 2019

The Oireachtas only sat on Wednesday and Thursday this week which corresponds to relatively little activity of relevance. While Oireachtas debates were silent, a number of parliamentary questions were submitted and answered. This includes a series of questions in Dáil Eireann submitted by Deputies on the recent decision of a private health insurer to fund certain medicines now yet reimbursed by the HSE. A standard reply was provided to these questions  Private health insurance of oncology medicines

A question on Government’s approach to the forthcoming World Health Assembly, which will discuss medicines transparency was answered. Deputy Clare Daly put down a question on the industry’s  liability for the Pandemrix vaccination programme. Questions on the reimbursement status of a number of products were also tabled and answered Ocrelizumab  Pembrolizumab Spinraza