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From TheJournal.ie 'We stand with Philomena': Rally calls on Harris and HSE to settle case of terminally-ill midwife Philomena Canning

'We stand with Philomena': Rally calls on Harris and HSE to settle case of terminally-ill midwife

Philomena Canning, who is suffering from terminal ovarian cancer, is seeking damages from the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm too young to die': Women with cervical cancer call for equal access to drug pembrolizumab Urgent Need

'I'm too young to die': Women with cervical cancer call for equal access to drug pembrolizumab

Ireland owes it to these women, Labour’s Alan Kelly said.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer Pembro

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer

She was given a terminal diagnosis at the start of this year and Phelan said the drug Pembro is allowing her to live with the disease.

From TheJournal.ie "A travesty" - Cystic fibrosis sufferers angry over lack of funding for potentially life-changing drug Not Cost-effective

"A travesty" - Cystic fibrosis sufferers angry over lack of funding for potentially life-changing drug

Meanwhile, the cancer drug Pembrolizumab has been approved for reimbursement by the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for a new emergency health fund to pay for expensive cancer drugs Pembro

Calls for a new emergency health fund to pay for expensive cancer drugs

The Minister of State for Health Finian McGrath wants a fund of €80 million to be set up.

From TheJournal.ie 'Time is running out': John Crown says cancer patients could die over delay in accessing drug Pembro

'Time is running out': John Crown says cancer patients could die over delay in accessing drug

The former senator said the situation could be partly due to the delay in forming a government.