Under Hillary Clinton’s plan, the $250 monthly cap would limit what insurance companies could ask patients to pay for drugs that treat patients with chronic or serious medical conditions. Photograph: CBS News/Reuters

US Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday will propose a $250 (€225) monthly cap on prescription drugs to stop what she calls “exc(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: her tweet sent the Nasdaq biotech index down by almost 5 per cent in early New York trading. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Hillary Clinton, Democratic frontrunner in the US presidential race, knocked $15 billion (€13.5 billion) from the value of US biotech stocks on Monday(...)

Patients have been paying up to €500 a month for Fampridine from their own resources. Photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has agreed to fund on a limited basis the cost of a drug that helps people with multiple sclerosis to walk. The announcem(...)

Volkswagen slid 2.7 per cent, pacing losses among carmakers, after ‘Manager Magazin’ said a drop in its Chinese deliveries could hurt earnings by more than €1 billion. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

European stocks fell with miners and auto-related shares leading the plunge, extending their first weekly drop in three, as data around the world s(...)

Drugs that could be the “first” to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease have been unveiled on Wednesday. Researchers revealed the promising res(...)

 Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Positive jobs reports sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average sharply higher. Photograph: Getty Images

European shares posted this year’s biggest advance, buoyed by a surprise election win for the British Conservative party and improving US jobs data.In(...)

In New York, Apple gave the biggest boost to the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 with a 1.2 per cent increase to $126.66. Photographer: Billy HC Kwok/Bloomberg

It was a quiet day of trading yesterday as most markets across continental Europe remained closed for the May Day holiday. The Iseq in Dub(...)

Revenue at Biogen rose about 20 per cent to $2.55 billion, missing Wall Street’s projections of $2.66 billion.

Biogen posted lower-then-expected quarterly profit and revenue as its key oral multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera showed signs of slowing growth, send(...)

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