Dáil Éireann - Volume 506 - 03 June, 1999

Written Answers. - Drugs Refund Scheme.

67. Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Health and Children if his attention has been drawn to a produce named Blom Singer used by persons who have had a larynxectomy which enables them to work without such great difficulty; and if he will arrange that this produce will be covered by his Department's drugs schemes. [14790/99]

Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Cowen): The list of items reimbursible under the community drug schemes is being examined in the context of the introduction of the new drug payment scheme. I will communicate directly with the Deputy regarding this matter on completion of the list.