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Apple HealthKit - the rise of the mobile health app and its data protection implications
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • December 22 2014

With the launch of iOS 8 Apple included a new developer framework called HealthKit. The premise of HealthKit is simple: an operating system wide


English Patents Court revisits the clearing the way principle in preliminary injunction applications
  • Matheson
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • March 15 2011

In the recent English case of Cephalon Inc. and others v Orchid Europe Ltd and others (2010), Mr Justice Floyd of the Patents Court revisited the “clearing the way” principle in cases where there is a threatened launch of a generic product onto the marketplace


Mental health, taking of blood samples without patient consent
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • 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 plain facts the challenges posed by the introduction of plain packaging
  • FRKelly
  • Ireland
  • September 7 2015

Plain packaging is a regulatory proposal requiring generic packaging for all tobacco products the packaging must consist of 65 health warnings


BUPA loses Irish state aid appeal
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, Ireland
  • February 29 2008

On 12 February, the Court of First Instance (CFI) issued its judgment in Case T-28903, dismissing an application by BUPA to annul a decision of the European Commission (the Commission) in respect of a risk equalisation system for the private medical insurance sector in Ireland


Liability at common law of a parent company to an employee of its subsidiary
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • September 20 2011

In a recent UK High Court case a parent company was held to owe a duty of care to an employee of a subsidiary company, where the employee had been exposed to asbestos and subsequently suffered asbestosis, in circumstances where the subsidiary company was no longer in existence


Healthcare: legislation programme AutumnWinter 2015
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • September 30 2015

To amend the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 to provide for a requirement for registered medical practitioners to have medical indemnity insurance


Doing business in Ireland guide
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • April 7 2015

Over 1,150 international companies have operations in Ireland. These companies are involved in a wide range of activities and sectors including


Interim injunctions and the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • 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


A "changing of the guard" at the Medical Council
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • July 3 2013

The term of the current medical council expired on 31 May 2013. The formation of the new council will be determined in accordance with the provisions