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Thursday February 22 2018 08:43 AM

MS Ireland has made a Patient Group Submission to the National Centre for Pharmaco-economics regarding Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) 

Ocrelizumab is first and only approved disease-modifying medicine for people with early primary progressive MS. The medication is currently being assessed by the NCPE to determine if a recommendation will be made to the HSE that it should be reimbursed by the health system in Ireland. This process is expected to take some months. The Patient Group Submission is an important opportunity to make sure that the voice of people with MS is heard as part of this process. Download our submission

In December 2017, MS Ireland wrote to the Minister for Health asking that he consider introducing a pilot scheme whereby Ocrevus would be made available to people with primary progressive MS (PPMS) while price negotiations are ongoing. Download MS Ireland's letter

MS Ireland awaits a response to this letter. You can help by contacting your local TD, sending them a copy of the letter and asking them to bring it to the attention of the Minister for Health. Make your voice heard lobbying your local TD

Author: MS Ireland

Tags: ocrelizumab, ms, multiplesclerosis



Friday March 09 2018 12:47

I will definitely try to make my voice known. I and so many others with primary progressive ms need this drug as it's the only one that will help us. There are so many drugs out there for relapsing remitting and only one for primary progressive. It really should be top priority.

Aisling McNiffe

Saturday March 10 2018 10:08

This drug must be made available in Ireland to help the many people suffering with MS. For quality of life this is a must.

Sharon Lorimer

Saturday March 10 2018 10:17

Make health care equal for all

Michelle Shyabo

Saturday March 10 2018 10:25

People need this drug

Brenda Rosdbach

Saturday March 10 2018 10:47

Please make this drug available in Ireland


Saturday March 10 2018 10:54


fionnuala mc govern

Saturday March 10 2018 13:49

get this sorted

Zara Ball

Saturday March 10 2018 14:49

This drug should be a priority...why isn't it and when will it be made available for those suffering needlessly! Act today!

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