Friday 15 December 2017

¤105k for family of tragic man

THE family of a man who allegedly killed himself using a drug he was given to put down his injured dog are to receive €105,000 in settlement of a High Court action.

The family of Thomas Walsh, (45), the Crescent, Cappawhite, Co Tipperary, brought the case against the estate of veterinary surgeon PJ Comerford.

The case was settled without admission of liability.

The defence claimed Mr Walsh died after taking multiple drugs, not supplied to him by Comerfords, which were discovered in his system following his death.

Fake cancer drug warning

The maker of best-selling cancer drug Avastin is warning doctors and patients about counterfeit vials of the product distributed to healthcare facilities in the US, but made abroad.

Roche's Genentech unit says the fake products do not contain the key ingredient in Avastin, which is used to treat cancers of the colon, lung, kidney and brain. The drug is a huge money-maker for Roche. Avastin is administered in doctors' surgeries and hospitals.

Pop-up centre at Deansgrange

THE WORLD'S first shopping centre dedicated to pop-up shops has opened in Dublin.

Shopping World gives small businesses the opportunity to lease their own shop without big overheads of high rents, commercial rates or electricity bills. Businesses are just required to pay one fee that covers all costs, including rent.

The first of the Shopping World enterprise units opened in the Deansgrange outlet on the Deansgrange Road and is currently open at weekends.

Legion of Christ leader resigns

The female branch of the scandal-plagued Legionaries of Christ religious order is in turmoil following the resignation of its leader and the decision of 30 members to split from the movement.

Malen Oriol announced in a letter that she had asked to resign as the assistant to the general director of the legion, which Pope Benedict XVI took over in 2010 after the order revealed its late founder had sexually molested seminarians and fathered three children.

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