New legislation to promote much greater use of generic drugs is expected to come before the Oireachtas in the autumn. The Department of Health is finalising the heads of a bill and a spokesman said that the Minister for Health intended to submit the legislation to the Oireachtas in the autumn.
Former health minister Mary Harney announced plans in 2010 to bring forward legislation aimed at tackling the state’s soaring drugs bill in June 2010.
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