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Paying prices we can ill afford

Paying prices we can ill afford

Medicines for Ireland claims policies on biosimilar products prevent taxpayers from gaining €25 million in savings on vital medicines

Misogyny doesn’t happen in a vacuum

Misogyny doesn’t happen in a vacuum

Boys as young as 11 watch pornography which depicts women as subhuman and normalises sexual violence

Report claims Sláintecare is a ‘missed opportunity’

Report claims Sláintecare is a ‘missed opportunity’

Unpublished evaluation warns that HSE proposal would not provide true universal healthcare

Alzheimer’s patent row stalls Cork pharma investment

Alzheimer’s patent row stalls Cork pharma investment

Eli Lilly says €2m case must not hold up works at Kinsale plant

Legal costs in Mhic Mhathúna case estimated at €700,000

Legal costs in Mhic Mhathúna case estimated at €700,000

Terminal cancer victim’s action against HSE and US laboratory was settled for €7.5 million

Post Podcast: Ireland's screening crisis

Post Podcast: Ireland's screening crisis

Sunday Business Post Health Editor Susan Mitchell joins Ian Kehoe to discuss the CervicalCheck and BreastCheck programmes

A pill for our market access ills?

A pill for our market access ills?

New initiatives and generic brands have reduced medicine costs for the state, but more needs to be done to improve patients’ access to new treatments

Department of Health won’t pay for cancer drug used by Phelan

Department of Health won’t pay for cancer drug used by Phelan

Phelan, who exposed the CervicalCheck controversy earlier this year, received Pembro, which is manufactured by MSD. It is one of a handful of promising treatments that unleash a person’s own immune system to attack cancer cells

Why we haven’t bothered to learn lessons of the redress scheme

Why we haven’t bothered to learn lessons of the redress scheme

The Taoiseach should facilitate the development of a landmark redress format that could become the international template for such schemes

How not to  handle a health crisis

How not to handle a health crisis

From doctors not informing patients of test results to the state’s rash offer of repeat tests, many errors have been made in the CervicalCheck scandal

Lack of balance in debate over smear test crisis

Lack of balance in debate over smear test crisis

Politicians, solicitors and the media are only adding to the CervicalCheck confusion

BreastCheck screening programme under threat

BreastCheck screening programme under threat

Spectre of legal action mounts while doctors threaten to resign from service

HSE, nuns in talks to settle abuse claims against jailed medic Shine

HSE, nuns in talks to settle abuse claims against jailed medic Shine

Welfare of thousands at stake in health workers' pay row

Welfare of thousands at stake in health workers' pay row

The work of ‘section 39’ workers, who provide a vast array of services in the community and to people with disability, mental health challenges and patients in hospices, is often ignored or overlooked in the general conversation about the health service

Politicians need to own up to their failings on health

Politicians need to own up to their failings on health

Blaming the HSE for everything lets politicians off the hook. Is it possible to name one significant health initiative that was the brainchild of this government?