Civitas is developing an inhaled form of the drug levadopa that is currently used by Parkinson’s patients in tablet form.

Irish private equity group Fountain Healthcare is one of the big winners following the sale of a company that has developed a experimental therapy fo(...)

Walgreens  pharmacy chain announced a  deal to acquire full control of Switzerland-based Alliance Boots – but without an inversion that could have saved the company billions of dollars in taxes. Photograph: Reuters

Billions of dollars were wiped off the value of European healthcare companies yesterday after the Obama administration threatened action to halt the w(...)

Johnny Ronan has found tenants for most of the vacant space in Connaught House, his upmarket office block on Burlington Road in Dublin 4.

Weeks after announcing that he is gearing up to re-enter the office construction market, Johnny Ronan has found tenants for most of the vacant space (...)

Richard Pops, Alkermes chief executive, says that the company is not interested in being bought out as it nears the launch of new drugs.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Dublin-based Alkermes has the low-tax domicile currently in vogue among multinational pharmaceutical companies but is not interested in being bought o(...)

Out Wednesday: Germany’s unemployment rate. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

TODAY Results: Circle Oil; Genesco; Naturex. Indicators: German Gfk consumer confidence survey (June). TOMORROW Meetings: Small Firms Association conf(...)

Alkermes chief executive Richard Pops. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Shares in Irish drug company Alkermes jumped over 10 per cent yesterday after it announced plans to seek US marketing approval for its experime(...)

Richard Pops, Alkermes chief executive, Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Irish biopharma group Alkermes has reported record revenues for 2013 and forecast a strong year ahead for drugs at an a(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Bruce Cozadd, chairman and chief executive of Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, in  Monksland, Athlone, Co Roscommon, on Monday.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is investing €50 million on a new manufacturing plant outside Athlone, Co Roscommon, that will create 50 high-skilled full-time j(...)

Centra says it plans to add 20 new shops to its Irish network in 2014, creating 400 new jobs. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES  Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Some 628 new jobs have been announced by several companies planning to expand their Irish operations in the coming year.Convenience store chain Centra(...)

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