Consultant oncologist Professor John Crown initiated legal proceedings against his own hospital, St Vincent's in Dublin, for defamation over the row that led to patients being denied potentially life-saving drugs for cancer.
Clinical trials of two new breakthrough breast cancer drugs were suspended for about nine months in 2002, after a dispute between Crown and the management of the hospital.
On Friday, Crown, who is an independent senator, told the Seanad that ''women died'' as a...
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