Much-Needed Medication For Westmeath Girl With Epilepsy Costing €1k Weekly

She suffers from a rare form of epilepsy.

A Westmeath family is spending up to €1,000 per week on epilepsy medication for their daughter.

Four-year-old Clodagh Walshe, from Killare, suffers from a rare epilepsy, and had five arrests in a six-month span.

However, since starting treatment on fenfluramine, she's had no seizures.

The medication costs her family €140 per day.

Her mum, Sinead, says Clodagh needs the drug:

Meanwhile a midlands Government TD is urging the State to add the epilepsy drug to the list of medication funded by the HSE.

Longford Westmeath Fianna Fáil Deputy, Robert Troy, says the Taoiseach has assured him the matter will be looked into:

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