Minister for Health Questioned on establishment of promised Sodium Valproate inquiry

Last Updated: Thu, 26/05/2022 – 15:23

The need for the urgent establishment on the promised inquiry into the historical licensing and prescribing of Sodium Valproate (Epilim); alongside the need for services for families impacted; has been raised in the Dáil again this week.

We would like to thank Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh sought an update on the status of the inquiry yesterday and Deputy David Cullinane raised the matter directly with the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly.

You can watch both Deputies Rose Conway-Walsh’s and David Deputy Cullinane’s contributions and the Minister’s response in the videos below:

Deputy David Cullinane’s

Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh

We and our colleagues in Epilepsy Ireland will continue to use every avenue available to us to have the outstanding commitments surrounding Sodium Valproate addressed and when further updates become available, we will share these on our website and social media channels.

Women and girls should not stop taking valproate without first discussing it with their doctor.