Food and Medicine

Field Content
Division: Eligibility and Public Health
Unit: Food and Medicine
Head: John Keegan
Functions:
  • Transposition of EU Directives
  • Monitoring and evaluating HSE in relation to food safety, medicines and environmental health
  • Tobacco control (enforcement and legal issues)
  • Medicines including licensing, supply and usage
  • Medical devices
Primary Legislation:
  • Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977
  • Dangerous Substances (Amendment) Act, 1979
  • Misuse of Drugs Act, 1984
  • Tobacco (Health Promotion and Protection) Act, 1988
  • Control of clinical Trials and Drugs Act, 1990
Bodies under aegis of DoHC: N/A
Key Publications:
  • Agreement between the Assoc of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of Ireland and the Health Services Executive on the supply terms, conditions and prices of medicines supplied to the health services.
  • 2006 Agreement Medicines
  • Agreement between the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association Ltd. and the Health Services Executive on the supply terms, conditions and prices of medicines supplied to the health services.
  • Report of the Benzodiazepine Committee
  • 2002 Report Medicines
Working Groups:
  • None
Record Classes: N/A
Information Routinely Published: None
Significant Systems:
  • N/A
Personal Information Holdings: N/A
Purpose: N/A
Disclosees: N/A
Notes: including info an admin access practice, Ebriefs etc.: None