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Home > 201. Ms O. Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the reason an expert report launched by her Department on benzodiazepine prescribing in 2002 recommended that private and medical card patients for these drugs should be monitored by her Department via the GMS board; the further reason this recommendation has not been implemented. [3057/06]

[Oireachtas] 201. Ms O. Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the reason an expert report launched by her Department on benzodiazepine prescribing in 2002 recommended that private and medical card patients for these drugs should be monitored by her Department via the GMS board; the further reason this recommendation has not been implemented. [3057/06]. (31 Jan 2006)

URL: http://debates.oireachtas.ie/dail/2006/01/31/00078...


Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children (Ms Harney): of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Accordingly, my Department has requested the parliamentary affairs division of the executive to arrange to have this matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.

Vol. 613 No. 3
Written Answers
Tuesday, 31 January 2006

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