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Cystic fibrosis unit at St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. A ‘wonder drug’ used to treat adult cystic fibrosis patients has been rejected for use in a group of child patients.

A “wonder drug” used to treat adult cystic fibrosis patients has been rejected for use in a group of child patients after a study found it would cost (...)

The #YesOrkambi campaign includes a video open letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Health Simon Harris

Cystic fibrosis (CF) campaigns have launched a punchy social media campaign to persuade the Government to approve Orkambi, a drug that costs €160,000 (...)

Professor Michael Barry, head of the National Centre for Pharmaeconomics, said the NCPE has a good track record in negotiations with drugs companies. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Health Simon Harris says he intends to discuss with his European colleagues in the coming weeks the potential to jointly purchase new dru(...)

Cystic fibrosis  campaigner said the decision to reject Orkambi  on cost effectiveness grounds was  disappointing.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Cystic fibrosis patients have expressed disappointment after a “game-changing” drug was rejected on cost effectiveness grounds. Orkambi, which greatl(...)

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland said patients were dismayed by the recommendation against reimbursing the cost of the drug, Orkambi. Photograph: Getty Images

A new €160,000 drug that cystic fibrosis (CF) campaigners have described as a “game-changer” has been rejected for Irish patients on cost effectivenes(...)

The Iseq’s bigger companies had mixed fortunes with Ryanair shares down 0.5 per cent.  Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Most European and US markets were ahead yesterday, with the S&P 500 Index at a four-month high, as investors shook off oil’s losses on failed out(...)

Orkambi, a new  drug for treating cystic fibrosis, is likely to be made available to those patients who will benefit from it, an expert has said. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A new €160,000 drug that cystic fibrosis campaigners have described as a “game changer” is likely to be made available to those patients who will bene(...)

Bank of Ireland rose nearly 1 per cent to close at 35 cent, buoyed by a sector-wide surge in stocks

Banks led European stocks higher after equities completed the biggest quarterly advance since 2009. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.3 per cent to (...)

The new lithium battery  promises to solve two of the biggest grumbles about electric cars - high prices and low driving ranges. It’s headed for production in just over a year.

A new battery that promises to solve two of the biggest grumbles about electric cars - high prices and low driving ranges - is headed for shop floors (...)

A Norwegian family trust has paid about €3 million for the Bank of Ireland branch at Wilton shopping centre in Cork only days after completing (...)

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