A decade-long national policy of vaccinating all newborns against tuberculosis (TB) should be ended in favour of selective vaccination of children in high-risk groups, the State’s health watchdog has advised.

A decade-long national policy of vaccinating all newborns against tuberculosis (TB) should be ended in favour of selective vaccination of children in (...)

 Paul Daly and  Michael O’Dwyer,professor of haematology at NUI Galway and director of Blood Cancer Network Ireland. Photograph: Boyd Challenger

Shortly after rock climber Paul Daly embarked on his first clinical trial to treat his blood cancer, he knew he was responding well when he tackled a(...)

First twins born in Ireland as a result of the use of pre-implantation genetic screening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On the day of her first appointment at a Dublin fertility clinic, Linda saw a sign in the waiting room inviting those who had had three or more faile(...)

A large GP practice, a hospice and patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial the new individual health identifiers. Photograph: Thinkstock

Patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial individual health identifiers, a unique number which will eventually be given to every person (...)

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

Critics of the proposals emanating from a UN agency have dubbed them the “Irish model law” because of the alleged role of an official from the former Irish Medicines Board  in drafting them

The Irish medicines regulator has been dragged into an international row over proposals to tackle counterfeit drugs. Critics of the proposals emanat(...)

Lydia McCarthy, with an address at Alexandra Place, East Road, East Wall,  pictured leaving Dublin District Court. Photograph: Courts Collins

A Dublin woman who admitted unlawfully supplying potentially dangerous slimming tablets, has been allowed more time to pay €3,250 legal costs.Lydia Mc(...)

Medtronic Ireland Limited: denies   negligence and breach of duty

The High Court has been told doctors for a man who is suing the manufacturers of an allegedly faulty heart defibrillator believe removing the device n(...)

Viktoriya Bulankova, of Luttrellstown Place, Carpenterstown, Dublin 15, has been fined €6,000 after a court heard she illegally performed Botox beauty treatments at her salon, despite being warned she was breaking the law. Photograph: Paddy Cummins/PCPhoto.ie.

A beautician has been fined €6,000 after a court heard she illegally performed Botox beauty treatments at her salon despite being warned she was break(...)

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), formerly the Irish Medicines Board, advised that ViroPharma SPRL recall several batches of the Buccolam Oromucosal Solution products from pharmacies.

Several batches of a drug used to treat convulsive seizures in children and adolescents have been recalled from pharmacies as a precautionary measure.(...)