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Political inertia prevents the state from building an efficient health service

Political inertia prevents the state from building an efficient health service

The HSE is on a merry-go-round of budgetary despair, and only politicians can stop it

Biosimilar drugs offer a savings opportunity that we must take

Biosimilar drugs offer a savings opportunity that we must take

A dramatic increase in the prescribing of cheaper biosimilar medicines is required to enable us to afford costly new cancer and other therapies

Price still isn’t right for Biogen’s blockbuster drug

Price still isn’t right for Biogen’s blockbuster drug

HSE says Spinraza drug for SMA sufferers would cost €38 million over five years, as pharma giant clocks up global annual sales of $1.72 billion

Doctors will have to prescribe cheaper drugs under new plans

Doctors will have to prescribe cheaper drugs under new plans

Stephen Kinsella on health spending

Stephen Kinsella on health spending

Our system is geographically unequal. Where you are born really matters. Our outcomes from our health system are measurably worse than in other countries, and our spending per person is as high as Denmark’s. Why is that?

The silent majority of health betrayals

The silent majority of health betrayals

In all the noise surrounding the Children’s Hospital fiasco, a multitude of other broken promises have been swept under the carpet

Blackrock Medical in sale and lease back bid for children’s hospital

Blackrock Medical in sale and lease back bid for children’s hospital

Under the proposal, which was made to finance minister Paschal Donohoe, Blackrock Medical said it was interested in purchasing the property and buildings. It said the HSE could then enter into a lease for a 25-50 year term

HSE has ‘almost exhausted’ its 2019 funding for new drugs

HSE has ‘almost exhausted’ its 2019 funding for new drugs

Professor Michael Barry, who heads up the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE), was speaking after the HSE informed Biogen, manufacturer of Spinraza, it would not fund the drug

Exclusion-zone abortion law is needed without delay

Exclusion-zone abortion law is needed without delay

In the vacuum that now exists, a minority can act with impunity, challenging women they disagree with and disapprove of

Major reform can be damaging to healthcare

Major reform can be damaging to healthcare

We must stop drawing lines on a map and start collaborating to get the health service we all deserve

A&Es on alert for victims of botched fillers

A&Es on alert for victims of botched fillers

Doctors say consumers are risking ‘life-altering’ consequences by opting for cheap fillers and are increasingly turning up in hospital emergency departments

Cancer claims up as Irish Life pays €299m

Cancer claims up as Irish Life pays €299m

Hundreds refuse medical exams of their personal injuries claims

Hundreds refuse medical exams of their personal injuries claims

INMO denies younger nurses’ pay rises were cut in deal

INMO denies younger nurses’ pay rises were cut in deal

CervicalCheck bosses advised against free smear test offer

CervicalCheck bosses advised against free smear test offer