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MSM deferral period was not endorsed by IBTS medical committee

By Catherine Reilly | January 6, 2020

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) introduced a one-year deferral period for blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM) despite its medical advisory committee (MAC) recommending the establishment of an expert advisory group to deliberate on the deferral duration, the Medical Independent (MI) has learned. While the MAC found…

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In May 2018 the Oireachtas Health Committee recommended an inquiry into prescription of valproate medicines in Ireland. Catherine Reilly reports.

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Happy New Year, readers. For many of us, it simply means another year further away from the time we were born, while for many of our medical students, it’s simply ‘another day older and deeper in debt’. Either way, as each year passes, we get closer to targeted therapies and personalised medicine thanks to the…

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