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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?

Quotas needed to end gender divide in civil service – report

Quotas needed to end gender divide in civil service – report

There are just two women compared with 11 male secretaries general of government departments

Plan to introduce HPV cervical screening is delayed by six months

Plan to introduce HPV cervical screening is delayed by six months

The Department of Health has been informed of the timeline, which is longer than that promised by health minister Simon Harris

Hospital spending on drugs climbs by €115 million  in just four years

Hospital spending on drugs climbs by €115 million in just four years

Spending on medical and surgical supplies increased from €337 million to €401 million over the same four-year period