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Assistant Secretary, Primary Care Division

From: Department of Health

The Assistant Secretary of the Primary Care Division is responsible for:

  • policy on primary care as a major component of an integrated health service
  • ensuring a cost-effective and sustainable approach to the use of pharmaceutical products in the Irish health system
  • policy and legislation governing eligibility for health and personal social services
  • ensuring the appropriate regulation of pharmaceutical products and pharmacy services, medical devices etc.
  • statutory control of illegal drugs and analogous harmful substances

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