Data Snapshots and Publications

The Medicines Management Programme are engaged in research into the design and implementation of health technology management initiatives, drug utilisation, and drug expenditure. Links to our papers published in peer-reviewed journals are provided below.

In addition, the MMP provide regular updates on the utilisation of drugs subject to managed access protocols. These Data Snapshots are linked in the Related Files section below.

Health technology management: the experience of a managed access approach to the reimbursement of dupilumab in Ireland (
Barrett R, Barry M, McCullagh L. Irish Journal of Medical Science, May 2023

Utilisation and expenditure on glucose-lowering drugs used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Ireland, a repeated cross-sectional study (
Smith A, Kennedy C, Clarke S, Barry M. Diabetes Epidemiology and Management January 2022 

Trends in strong opioid prescribing in Ireland: A repeated cross-sectional analysis of a national pharmacy claims database between 2010 and 2019 (
Norris B, Smith A, Doran S, Barry M. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, August 2021

Uptake of biosimilars for TNF‑α inhibitors adalimumab and etanercept following the best-value biological medicine initiative in Ireland (
Duggan B, Smith A, Barry M. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, February 2021

Combining health technology assessment and health technology management to deliver cost-effective prescribing and cost containment-the Irish experience (
Smith A, Barry M. Expert Reviews in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, September 2020

Effect of an Online Reimbursement Application System on Prescribing of Lidocaine 5% Medicated Plaster in the Republic of Ireland (
Smith A, Doran S, Daly M, Kennedy C, Barry M. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, May 2020

Sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) utilisation and prescribing patterns in the context of a reimbursement application system (
Kennedy C, Smith A, Doran S, Barry M. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, May 2020

Oral Anticoagulants - Utilisation and Expenditure under the Community Drugs Schemes (
Smith A, Barry M. Irish Medical Journal, May 2020

Utilisation, expenditure and cost-effectiveness of cystic fibrosis drugs in Ireland: a retrospective analysis of a national pharmacy claims database (
Smith A, Barry M. BMJ Open, November 2020