The Commissioner for Health welcomes the proposed constitution of an expert Board for ADHD medication review

The Commissioner for Health in the Office of the Ombudsman, Prof Ray Galea, welcomes the government’s decision to introduce an expert board that will review requests on a case-by-case basis in relation to ADHD medication not provided through the government formulary. This was announced by the Minister of Health, the Hon. Jo Etienne Abela.

The decision is in line with a recommendation made by the Commissioner for Health in May 2023 in the final opinion of an investigation into a complaint on the matter.

The Commissioner had recommended that “an adequate structure must be created or identified to deal with the individual cases that experience adverse events while on any particular treatment, in this case, methylphenidate. This structure should comprise multiple stakeholders who are well-versed in the matter.”

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