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# hyperemisis gravidarum

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# pregnancy sickness
Health minister asks department and HSE to review current approach to Cariban reimbursement
Women, doctors, and pharmacists have criticised the roll out of a new scheme.
# hyperemisis gravidarum
Minister urges doctors to lobby drug companies so women can easily access pregnancy sickness meds
Women, doctors and pharmacists have criticised the over-complicated system set up.
Last month
January 2023
# more red tape
Overcomplicated: Reimbursement scheme for pregnancy drug criticised by pharmacists
Irish Pharmacy Union says the new scheme is not straightforward and creates further delays.
HSE informs pharmacists about reimbursement scheme and how it will operate three days after the scheme came into operation.
IPU says requiring patients to get a consultant prescription creates needless access inequalities where women do not have access to consultants.
The drug Cariban can cost women up to €3,000 over the course of a pregnancy.
GPs can't give initial Cariban prescription, confirms HSE as Tánaiste questions 'rationale'
Women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to have access to drug free of charge from January
Last year
2022
# cariban
GPs can't give initial Cariban prescription, confirms HSE as Tánaiste questions 'rationale'
The HSE says a consultant must give the initial prescription but campaigners say this is an access barrier for women.
# cariban
Women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to have access to drug free of charge from January
Cariban can cost women up to €3,000 over the course of a pregnancy.
# hyperemisis gravidarum
Over 3,000 hospitalisations a year among women suffering severe pregnancy sickness
A drug that treats hyperemesis is unavailable on the drugs payment scheme or medical card.
All time
# kate and wills
Due date for second royal baby announced
The child is expected in April next year.