The HSE decision to restrict access to the pain patch Versatis must be reviewed and the patches reinstated until such time as the concerns regarding its withdrawal are addressed. That’s according to Mayo Sinn Fein Senator Rose Conway Walsh.
She is encouraging all Oireachtas members to use their political influence to ensure that the decision to withdraw Versatis from the medical card scheme and the Drugs payment Scheme- impacting on up to 25,000 patients is reviewed.
The Senator hosted a briefing in Leinster House today where representatives of Arthritis Ireland, Chronic Pain Ireland and patients currently using the drug addressed the meeting.
The Senator told Midwest News this evening that the Minister will address the seanad on the matter on Wednesday afternoon next.