I find it hard to understand how Reilly has decided out of the blue to approve an annual budget of 20,000,000 Euro to treat 120 people with cystic fibrosis.
This comes weeks after the HSE said it was too expensive to be used.
Is this an example of FG giving a sweetener to the drug companies so they don't kick up a fuss about the generic drug issue.
I have no problem with these people being given better drugs to improve their quality of life,but why not wait for the patent to expire and then give them this wonder drug.
Why should we stop with the 120 people who will receive these drugs.
The people who the state infected with hepatitis c are surely entitled to the better treatments available even though the HSE has told them they can just make do with what they have.