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 •  October 7

John Hannan has been a ‘guinea pig’ for Respreeza for 11 years. Now, due to the reported €84k-a-year cost, he faces losing access to a drug that’s proven a lifesaver. He talks to Health Correspondent Catherine Shanahan John Hannan sits in a chair as a drug, diluted in a bag of fluid, drips slowly into his veins. There are three witnesses to this...

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 •  February 24

Ten years ago, John Hannon could hardly walk from his home to his car. Yesterday he travelled to Dublin to demand that a drug that transformed his life continues to be available, writes Evelyn Ring. Mr Hannon, from Mallow, Co Cork, has genetic emphysema, or Alpha-1, an inherited condition which can result in lung disease. He joined other patients...

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 •  February 14

Trinity College scientists believe they have identified specific cells in the immune system that may help in the development of a viable vaccine for MRSA. The immunologists are hopeful their discovery will pave the way for a groundbreaking vaccine that will see doctors prevent blood stream infections caused by bacterium Staphylococcus aureus,...