Gardasil, a vaccine against cervical cancer. Photograph: AFP/ Getty Images

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has expressed concern over a significant decline in uptake of the HPV vaccine, which it blames on “unsubstantiated”(...)

 Simon Harris: The Minister for Health said moves were afoot to put together the case for a move to Ireland and there would be a meeting with officials in Brussels to press the case. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Minister for Health Simon Harris is to mount a bid to bring the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from London to Dublin. The European Union agency wi(...)

Gardasil, a vaccine against cervical cancer: Approximately 300 women get cervical cancer every year in Ireland and 100 women die from the disease. The vaccine can prevent seven out of 10 cervical cancers.  Photograph: AFP/ Getty Images

Vaccinations are getting a bit of a bad press these days, particularly the HPV vaccine – Gardasil – which is administered to girls in their first seco(...)

Lorraine Nolan: Health Products Regulatory Authority chief executive: Nolan comes from a scientific family – ‘my sister is a nurse, one brother is a biologist, another is a biochemist and another is an electronic engineer. I blame my parents who bought us all chemistry sets as children.’

You might expect the national authority for regulating medicines and medical devices to occupy an imposing historic or modern building in the capital.(...)

Minister For Health Leo Varadkar: said it appeared some girls first suffered symptoms at about the time they received the vaccine, and understandably some parents had connected it to their daughters’ condition. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Teenage girls who believe the ill-health they are suffering is because of the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer should be treated based on their sy(...)

Mercy University Hospital Clinical Research Facility director Joe Eustace, SRL Pharma vice-president Anita Maguire and founder Margaret Shine. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Food companies have always tested new foods or beverages on ordinary consumers before release. Now the pharmaceutical companies are doing the same thi(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar.  Mr  Varadkar  claimed pharmaceutical firms are charging the State ‘unbelievably high prices’ for lifesaving  drugs. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Major Irish-based pharmaceutical companies have criticised Minister for Health Leo Varadkar over his claim that firms are charging Ireland “unbelievab(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: agreed drug companies “overcharge and use patients as pawns”. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has condemned the “greed incorporated” in drug companies and said dealing with some of them brought out “whatever so(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the launch of the HSE national service plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has criticised international drug companies that charge Ireland and other small countries “unbelievably high prices” (...)

Doctors from the Department of Health and other authorities were before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health to discuss the concerns of a parents’ group about the safety of the Gardasil vaccine. Photograph: Getty Images

Teenage boys as well as girls should be given the vaccine that prevents a virus that causes 70 per cent of cervical cancers, a senior health policy ad(...)

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