Medicines agency calls for clarity on pharma deal

Professor Michael Barry heads up the agency

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
27th August, 2017
Professor Michael Barry

The state’s Medicines Management Agency has called for the publication of figures to demonstrate the savings the state will actually make from the medicines deal with pharma.

Professor Michael Barry, who heads up the agency, expressed concern at the findings of the recently published independent study by TCD and ESRI economist Paul Gorecki.

Gorecki concluded that the government and the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) had overstated the savings.

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