A Dublin mother waiting for a second pancreas transplant has made an emotional appeal to Beaumont Hospital and the Health Service Executive to re-ope(...)

“The potential remains to reduce public spending on pharmaceuticals, in particular patented medicines,” according to the commission’s recommendations.  Photograph: PA Wire

The European Commission is standing over a call for Ireland to reduce spending on patented medicines, despite objections from the pharmaceutical indu(...)

The Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar. “Their ambition is that we should raise the minimum industrial wage and then put everyone on it.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has delivered a scathing attack on Sinn Féin “hypocrisy” for accepting donations from the US when it “doesn’t believe(...)

Britain’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found that Dr Vincent Kent ‘acquiesced’ in the creation of a false account, implacing an ‘innocent fellow practitioner’

An doctor who trained in Ireland has been struck off the medical register in Britain after a disciplinary hearing heard he acquiesced in the creation (...)

Retired surgeon David Hickey at the Beaumont Hospital pancreas transplant unit. Since his retirement the unit has closed and no transplants have been performed. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Beaumont Hospital and the Health Service Executive could find themselves facing corporate manslaughter charges over the closure of the pancreas transp(...)

Beaumont Hospital was unable to say when pancreas transplants would resume. Photograph: Eric Luke

Patients on the waiting list for kidney and pancreas transplants are to meet in Dublin today to voice concerns over changes to the transplant progra(...)

Professor of obstetrics at UCD Michael Turner. Mr Turner told the Oireachtas health committee that pregnancy complications linked to neural tube defects such as spina bifida was a public health issue of major importance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Up to 40 cases of children born with spina bifida could be prevented each year by ensuring women take folic acid before pregnancy, an Oireachtas commi(...)

No internet pharmacy, whether legitimate or not in another country, can supply drugs to customers in Ireland. That hasn’t stopped the flow of medicines into Ireland from overseas merchants hawking their wares on the web.

Warnings about the dangers of purchasing medicines on the internet have become commonplace in recent years, but the first known Irish death of a perso(...)

Two separate investigations are under way into the death of a young man after the suspected consumption of an illegal slimming product purchased onlin(...)

Dr Rhona Mahony, master of the National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Childbirth is increasingly framed in a “consumer context” full of expectations that cannot be met, according to the head of the State’s biggest matern(...)