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Developments in legalising medicinal cannabis

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • February 12 2014

The use of cannabis in all forms is strictly prohibited in Ireland. On November 6 2013 independent Member of Parliament Luke Flanagan presented the

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

HIQA guidance on key performance indicators to monitor quality of healthcare

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • 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

Mental health, taking of blood samples without patient consent

  • Matheson
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  • 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

The codeine regulations: a bitter pill to swallow?

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
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  • December 16 2010

August 2010 saw the introduction of guidance by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland on 'Non-Prescription Medicinal Products Containing Codeine' (the "Guidance"

New guidance for practitioners on obtaining valid patient consent

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • November 12 2013

Consent is a fundamental prerequisite to treating patients and in Ireland, the threshold for consent is particularly high. Therefore, it is critical

Generic substitution - Ireland moves towards reference pricing

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • August 29 2012

Ireland, in common with many other jurisdictions, has experienced a significant level of debate regarding generic drugs and the use of “reference pricing” by state-sponsored medical services providers and Community Drugs Schemes (CDS

User fees for generic drugs - what are the issues?

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • Ireland, USA
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  • August 30 2010

On August 9, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") published a notice announcing a public meeting to be held September 17, 2010, "to gather stakeholder input on the development of a generic drug user fee program."

Cutting costs: generics in the pharmaceutical industry

  • LK Shields
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • July 19 2012

The Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill 2012 (the Bill), which was published last week, proposes significant changes to the way in which drugs will be sold in Ireland

Marie Fleming appeal on assisted suicide

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • July 3 2013

Marie Fleming's challenge to the ban on assisted suicide, under section 2(2) of the Criminal Law (Suicide) Act 1993 (the "Act"), came to an end on 29