Dáil Éireann - Volume 520 - 08 June, 2000
Written Answers. - Medicinal Products.
Mr. Allen Mr. Allen
143. Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Health and Children the discussions which took place with the European Commission before a decision was made to limit St. John's Wort to prescription only status. [16328/00]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): The decision to limit St. John's Wort to prescription-only status was taken on the recommendation of the Irish Medicines Board and in the interest of protecting public health. No discussions took place with the European Commission in the matter before the decision was taken.
Dáil Éireann 520 Written Answers. Medicinal Products.