'Good' Progress On Addition Of Life-Saving Medicine To Reimbursement List

A Westmeath child relies on the medication.

The Health Minister says there's good progress being made on the distribution of a life-saving medication.

Four-year-old Clodagh Walshe, from Killare, Westmeath, suffers from a rare form of epilepsy, and relies on fenfluramine.

She's had no seizures since switching to the medication.

The company marketing fenfluramine submitted an application to the HSE to have it added to the reimbursement list in July of last year.

Health Minister, Stephen Donnelly, says representatives are aware of the urgency of the situation:

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