Duffy welcomes progress on Epi-pens

Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has welcomed confirmation that some of the restrictions on Epi-pens have been lifted.

The local Sinn Féin Health spokesperson  said:

“The Department of Health have told GPs that some of the Adrenaline Auto-Injector stocks have improved, therefore some of the restrictions on prescriptions have been relaxed.

“This will be welcome news for many families, the Department must ensure there is no further disruption to supplies.

“We have been raising this issue consistently and it remains unclear what the problem was.

“We will continue to press the Department of Health on the longer term stability of supply for such an important medication.”