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Be careful who you trust with your DNA

Be careful who you trust with your DNA

In the current unregulated genomics industry, we should think long and hard before granting industry access to our genetic information

HSE rapped for retraining kitchen staff to provide frontline care

HSE rapped for retraining kitchen staff to provide frontline care

Children’s hospital in running for the most expensive ever built

Children’s hospital in running for the most expensive ever built

The Minister for Health won’t tell us why we are paying nearly €3 million per bed for the planned hospital. This will result in other projects being delayed or abandoned

The hard questions about new mediocre cancer drugs

The hard questions about new mediocre cancer drugs

Spending millions on drugs with limited benefits and a finite budget costs other patients

Medicines watchdog decries political interference in funding of Pembro

Medicines watchdog decries political interference in funding of Pembro

Maternity hospitals can’t guarantee abortion services will be ready

Maternity hospitals can’t guarantee abortion services will be ready

Dublin’s maternity hospitals are unable to guarantee that they will provide termination of pregnancy services from the beginning of January, as promised by Minister for Health Simon Harris

Safe abortion services not possible by January 2019

Safe abortion services not possible by January 2019

Women have a right to expect excellence in care around the termination of pregnancy, but no one is joining the dots on how this might be brought about

HSE gave contract to former manager’s company without going to public tender

HSE gave contract to former manager’s company without going to public tender

The HSE confirmed that it had not contacted its national procurement unit to advertise on the contract to provide day services in Drogheda and Dundalk for people with disabilities

Doctors sound alarm over January abortion start date

Doctors sound alarm over January abortion start date

The ability of the health service to deliver abortion services on January 1 looks increasingly uncertain

Maternity heads warn abortion planning is inadequate

Maternity heads warn abortion planning is inadequate

The masters of the three Dublin maternity hospitals have warned Minister for Health Simon Harris that the health service is not prepared for the introduction of abortion services in January.

HSE wants Pembro for all women with cervical cancer

HSE wants Pembro for all women with cervical cancer

Professor Michael Barry, who leads the HSE’s Medicines Management Programme, has proposed the introduction of a managed access programme.

‘Act with urgency’ on maternity hospital contracts, Harris told

‘Act with urgency’ on maternity hospital contracts, Harris told

Europe’s medical devices scandal

Europe’s medical devices scandal

A major investigation has revealed that many medical devices, including pacemakers, replacement joints and breast implants, have either been tested inadequately or not at all

‘Inappropriate referrals’ add to long speech therapy lists

‘Inappropriate referrals’ add to long speech therapy lists

HSE currently employs more than 900 speech and language therapists throughout the country

Drugs, CervicalCheck and government inequity

Drugs, CervicalCheck and government inequity

Of course cancer patients want to access the new, ‘wonder drugs’, but the money would have to be taken from other healthcare services