McDonald’s results ard due out on Friday. Photo: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty
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TODAY Results: Hasbro; Morgan Stanley; Netflix; PepsiCo. Meetings: Cairn Homes EGM (Conrad Hotel, Dublin 2); Petroneft EGM (Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin(...)

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Lower-cost copies of complex biotech drugs, known as biosimilars, could save the United States and Europe’s five top markets as much as €98 billion by(...)

Michael Drohan and the Waterford COPD Support Group, which he helped to set up in 2011.

I was diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) in 2006 after being in and out of hospital for a couple of years with pneumonia an(...)

More than 1.5 million patients have been treated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using indacaterol-based products. Photograph: Getty Images

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis has told EU regulators it will have to stop producing the active ingredient indacaterol at its Ringaskiddy plant (...)

Wall Street was slightly higher in volatile trading on Thursday as a decline in biotech stocks offset gains in energy shares.

Crude oil prices rose on Thursday to their highest in three weeks on hopes for a pact among oil producers to cut output, while the dollar slipped on b(...)

The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is seen at the company’s plant in Hueninge, France

Swiss drugmaker Novartis has appointed a new head of its Alcon eye care division after the company fell short of fourth-quarter earnings expectations(...)

 McDonald’s: results out on Monday. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Amgen; Ferrari; Halliburton; McDonald’s; Wincor Nixdorf. Meetings: Cyber and data security briefing (Clarion Hotel, Cork). Indicators: (...)

Qstream currently employs 25 people in Dublin, with this number expected to double over the next two years according to chief executive Duncan Lennox.

Software company Qstream has opened a new international headquarters in Dublin, with capacity for 50 employees. The company, which was spun out of H(...)

The new research highlights that in Ireland, heart failure remains “the Cinderella of cardiovascular diseases”, receiving proportionally less consideration than the management of acute coronary syndromes and arrhythmia.

The cost of heart failure to Irish society is €660 million a year, according to a report launched today. The incidence of the chronic condition is ex(...)

Given the opprobrium that greeted the news this week of Pfizer and Allergan’s $160 billion merger, you could be forgiven for thinking that Ire(...)