Public consultation – on access to certain prescription-only medicines to save life and reduce severe distress in emergency situations

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar today launched a consultation process on the wider availability of a number of prescription-only medicines used in emergency situations.

This consultation aims to explore the feasibility of setting up a system to allow appropriately trained non-medical persons to have ready access to certain prescription-only medicines for use in emergency situations, while at the same time ensuring that such medicines continue to be controlled in an appropriate manner in order to reduce the potential risk of their improper use, which could result in harm to the health of the patient.

Click on the link below to download the Consultation Questionnaire you wish to respond to:

  1. Adrenaline auto-injectors (treatment of anaphylaxis)
  2. Salbutamol (treatment of asthma attacks)
  3. Glucagon (treatment of diabetic hypoglycaemia)
  4. Naloxone (treatment of opioid overdose)
  5. Glyceryl trinitrate (treatment of unstable angina)