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Naughten, Denis

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Report Stage (Continued)

I support the amendments tabled. We debated this in detail on Committee Stage. The Minister of State knows we have received much representation across our constituencies and across the country. ...More Button

The vast majority of people with epilepsy can function fully in society. An example is the late Joe Doyle, who was a Member of this House and the Upper House. However, a certain cohort have oth...More Button

We should not introduce legislation that will cause unnecessary concern. The view of the Minister of State is that we will not see generic substitution of AEDs for people being treated for epile...More Button

In correspondence with the committee, the IMB made the point that interchangeable medicines are those that have the same quality of and quantitative composition in terms of active substances. Th...More Button

I ask the Minister of State to examine the amendment. In practical terms, I do not think it will happen anyway. Why not put a belt and braces approach to ensure the legislation is watertight so...More Button

I will return to the point I made earlier. A young lady from Roscommon who contacted me in the past 24 hours is very fearful that her medicine may be substituted. Based on the criteria of the Iri...More Button

The debate on the Moran report concerns whether there should be a statutory footing. The argument has been made by Epilepsy Ireland that placement on a statutory footing would ensure there will ...More Button

Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Report Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I support the comments made by Deputy Catherine Murphy regarding the research in Canada and the fall-out from the introduction of interchangeability of AEDs in Canada. The Canadians have seen the ...More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the steps she is taking to allow self employed persons who are seeking work but ineligible for a social assistance payment to be eligible for schemes or employment when being on the live register i...More Button

Higher Education Grants Eligibility Criteria

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his plans to review the higher education grant scheme to assess income based on net rather than gross income; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button