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# Clinical trials

All time
Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly
Peter MacNamara has been battling prostate cancer since 2011 and has found immunotherapy via a clinical trial to be hugely helpful.
# Meeting
O'Gorman stresses GSK's 'moral obligation' over vaccine trials but company's position 'remains unchanged'
Representatives from the pharmaceutical giant met with Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman today.
# another weapon
American firm Novavax starts late-stage trial of Covid-19 vaccine in US and Mexico
The vaccine can be stored between two and eight degrees Celsius, meaning it could be more easily distributed than competitors.
# Health
Clinical trials involving Irish patients 'saved the health service €13m' over two years
A new report published today is calling for a scaling-up of clinical research infrastructure in Ireland.
# better care
'If I didn't take part in a clinical trial, I would have died'
Patients in Ireland are being encouraged to ask their doctors about clinical trials.
# Fertility
Frozen - over fresh - embryos may improve IVF success
Senior clinical embryologist at Beacon Court in Dublin welcomes the new research stating embryo freezing and waiting for a better conditioned womb linings may be the way forward.
# Alzheimer's Disease
Companies cease development of Alzheimer's drug after failure in late-stage trials
Pfizer Inc and Johnson & Johnson said the drug did not work better than placebo in two late-stage clinical trials.
# Clinical trials
What happens during a clinical trial?
Medicines available in Ireland are required to undergo clinical trials before being granted a license – but just what is involved in a clinical trial?
# Health
New research unit at Cork hospital to create 10 jobs
The facility will give local patients the opportunity to take part in clinical trials of new treatments.