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Mental health, taking of blood samples without patient consent

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
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  • February 1 2012

Mr Justice MacMenamin in his judgement dated 26 July 2011, held that the taking of blood samples by doctors treating a woman suffering from severe mental illness was lawful, despite her failure to give consent

A “double Irish” for life sciences companies

  • Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
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  • Ireland, USA
  • -
  • March 18 2014

Many U.S. life sciences are basing their international operations and tax structure in Ireland. We continue to receive such inquiries from clients

Tackling falsified medicines in 2013 and beyond

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • January 30 2013

The EU Falsified Medicines Directive is yet to be transposed into Irish law

HIQA guidance on key performance indicators to monitor quality of healthcare

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • December 16 2010

In September 2010 the Health Information and Quality Authority ("HIQA") issued a new guidance note entitled Guidance on Developing Key Performance Indicators and Minimum Data Sets to Monitor Healthcare Quality

Law Reform Commission report - children and the law: medical treatment

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • September 29 2011

The law relating to children and consent to medical treatment has traditionally raised many difficult questions, for example, teenagers' access to sexual health advice and contraception without their parents’ knowledge and their right to make decisions about their treatment when they are seriously ill

An overview of current whistle-blowing legislation

  • Mason Hayes & Curran
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • September 12 2011

Following recent instances of employees in nursing homes making disclosures to HIQA and in light of the government’s decision to abandon plans for a whistleblower referendum, it is timely to look at the legislation in force concerning whistle-blowing, particularly as it impacts upon the healthcare sector

Risks for practitioners who don't keep their professional competence requirements up to date

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • November 12 2013

With the increasing attention on professional competence requirements, practitioners must be aware of their obligations and the implications of

Clinical trial agreements: Five key concepts

  • LK Shields
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • January 24 2013

Clinical trials play a pivotal role in the development of market-safe pharmaceuticals and medical devices and, needless to say, sit within an

Plaintiff’s case dismissed for failure to establish negligence

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • July 29 2014

This case involved an operation carried out in 2005, on a 19-year-old, to correct a curvature of the spine. During the surgery, the plaintiff was

Interim injunctions and the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
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  • February 4 2011

The launch of a generic product onto the marketplace in competition with a patented pharmaceutical product can have devastating effects on an originator company's market position and pricing strategy