FG and Labour to veto change in drugs bill

Fine Gael and Labour are expected to veto a proposed amendment to the Reference Pricing Bill this week.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
17th March, 2013

Fine Gael and Labour are expected to veto a proposed amendment to the Reference Pricing Bill this week.

That will be a big blow to Epilepsy Ireland, which has campaigned to secure an amendment that would stop pharmacists substituting generic drugs for others that have been prescribed.

Michael Glynn, Epilepsy Ireland chief executive, told last week's Oireachtas health committee meeting that anti-epilepsy drugs should not be subject to generic substitution and should be permanently excluded...

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