Sign up now for ease of access to The Medical Independent, Ireland’s most frequently published medical newspaper, delivering award-winning news and investigative reporting.

  • receive the eCopy two days prior to the printed edition.
  • can partake in our online MCQs.
  • can enter our online sports quiz.


Medicalindependent.ie is Ireland's only investigative medical news website for doctors, healthcare professionals and anyone with an interest in health issues.

Established in 2010, along with its sister publication The Medical Independent, our stated aim is to investigate and analyse the major issues affecting healthcare and the medical profession in Ireland. The Medical Independent has won a number of awards for its investigative journalism, and its stories are frequently picked up by national digital, broadcast and print media. The Medical Independent is published by GreenCross Publishing.

Address: Top Floor, 111 Rathmines Road Lr, Dublin 6

Tel: 353 (01) 441 0024

GreenCross Publishing is owned by Graham Cooke.

Orkambi now available to children aged 6-11

By Mindo - 15th Mar 2018 | 36 views

Minister Harris pointed out that Ireland becomes one of the first countries in the European Union to provide access to Orkambi for children in this age range.

“It’s very positive news that Orkambi is now licenced and available for reimbursement in Ireland for CF patients aged six to 11,” Minister Harris said.

“Orkambi was already licenced and available for reimbursement for children aged 12 years and over.

“The extension to the younger children became possible following EMA approval in January of this year. “

The 2017 agreement between the manufacturer Vertex Pharmaceuticals and the HSE included the extension to other age groups, subject to market authorisation in Europe.

“This quick turnaround between approval and availability was possible because we ensured the younger age group was included in the agreement with the company Vertex last year, subject to market authorisation in Europe,” said Minister Harris.

“I am very pleased that Ireland is one of the first countries in the European Union to provide access to Orkambi for children in this age category.”

Leave a Reply

Latest
Latest Issue
medical news
The Medical Independent 19th May 2022

You need to be logged in to access this content. Please login or sign up using the links below.

Most Read