Workers leaving the MSD plant in Swords, Co Dublin, after the announcement of 570 job losses. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

MSD’s troubles are fairly well known: a misfiring pipeline and continuing pressure to rationalise an organisation bloated by the merger of two majo(...)

A worker  outside a Merck facility in  New Jersey, US, yesterday.  The  drugmaker  will eliminate  8,500 of its 81,000 global workforce  in its latest revamp. Photograph: Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg

Merck, taking a cue from rival drugmakers that have slashed research spending to bolster earnings, has said it plans to cut annual operating costs by(...)

MSD Ireland (Merck Sharp & Dohme) chief executive Brian Longstreet photographed at the company’s hq in Dublin

A review panel this week decided that a revolutionary new treatment for insomnia should be approved for use – but only at the lower of two dose(...)