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Murphy, Catherine

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

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

I move amendment No. 1:More Button

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

I am really disappointed the Minister of State will not accept these amendments. The object, which we all want, is to get good value for the health service but one must look at the totality of thi...More Button

There is not even a saving to the State - in fact, it could cost the State. It does not achieve what it sets out to achieve. Most general practitioners would be unaware that they should write o...More Button

Where a person develops epilepsy and is treated with a generic drug which works for him or her, what is proposed is fine. What is at issue is the interchangeability of drugs. Many people with epi...More Button

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

I missed some of the debate and hope I will not repeat what somebody else has said. One thing we are pretty good at in this country is looking at something that has not worked elsewhere and then t...More Button

Parliamentary Questions Numbers

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she has instructed staff in her Department to routinely request the withdrawal of Parliamentary Questions before they are officially responded to; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Exceptional Needs Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will provide figures for the amount of money allocated to community welfare officers for emergency payments of utility bills such as gas, electricity, heating oil and so on in each year for ...More Button

Property Taxation Administration

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will outline the total costs incurred to date and the total estimated costs that will be incurred in establishing extra facilities to handle queries from members of the public on the new loca...More Button