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The Health Products Regulatory Agency (HPRA) has revealed an increase in the number of adverse reaction reports to medicines as well as a rise in prod(...)

Doctors and patients require access to up-to-date databases on individual devices so that they can form a reliable opinion as to the risks and benefits of choosing a particular implant

Medical implants are a €352bn global industry. Products have revolutionised medical care and changed hundreds of thousands of people’s lives for the b(...)

My experience as a patient prescribed the drug Pregabalin (Lyrica)  sparked a considerable reader reaction. You responded to my experience of fe(...)

Pat O’Mahony, chief executive, with Michael Hayes, chairman, at the launch of the Health Products Regulatory Authority. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

At least 50 per cent of prescription medicines bought over the internet are counterfeit. The figure comes from Pat O’Mahony, chief executive of what w(...)