From Declan Breathnach, TD 14th April 2016

373. To ask the Minister for Health if he will make a drug available to a person (details supplied) in County Louth; if he will request the Health Service Executive to review its decision, given the person’s circumstances; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6337/16]

From Minister Leo Varadkar Department of Health

Fampridine (Fampyra) was reimbursed conditionally from 1 October 2015 onwards, under a protocol drafted by neurology experts. The HSE has provided all neurology centres with the details of the protocol which must be satisfied to enable a patient to qualify for reimbursement.

As the particular issue raised relates to an individual case, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the HSE for direct reply to you. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and they will follow up the matter with them.