Spending on high-tech drugs has increased from €400 million in 2012 to €700 million this year, the committee heard. Photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive saved €28 million over five years on a single drug by delaying a decision on its approval, an Oireachtas committee has he(...)

A Government decision to fund lifesaving cancer drugs for the 221 women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy while withholding it from other women with the disease will ‘explode in everyone’s face’, according to Labour TD Alan Kelly. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A Government decision to fund lifesaving cancer drugs for the 221 women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy while withholding it from other wom(...)

Photograph: Stephen Kelly/PA Wire.

The Health Service Executive considered suing a US pharmaceutical firm accused of charging an “astronomical” price for a life-saving drug, internal do(...)