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Pandemrix victims left out in the cold

Pandemrix victims left out in the cold

Vaccinations save millions of lives each year, but failure to compensate in those rare cases when they harm recipients creates a dangerous breach of public confidence

Hospitals tell 5,000 patients they were exposed to superbug

Hospitals tell 5,000 patients they were exposed to superbug

An estimated 5,000 former patients will receive letters telling them that they were identified as ‘contacts’ of patients who were colonised by an antibiotic-resistant superbug called CPE

Medical group calls for dedicated negligence courts

Medical group calls for dedicated negligence courts

GPs advised to limit early abortions to nine weeks

GPs advised to limit early abortions to nine weeks

Irish College of General Practitioners issues guidelines

CervicalCheck patients to be given reports of their care

CervicalCheck patients to be given reports of their care

Review will examine screening histories of 1,850 women who developed cancer

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Unpublished evaluation warns that HSE proposal would not provide true universal healthcare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