Pfizer and Eli Lilly will resume a late-stage study testing their pain drug tanezumab after the US Food and Drug Administration lifted a partial hold (...)

Embo Medical (from left) Wayne Allen, Colin Forde and Liam Mullins. The firm was voted “one-to watch” by the CorkBIC Venture Academy.

Embo Medical Embo Medical has created a new medical device which makes embolization procedures faster and less expensive while also offering mo(...)

Zachary Rubin, medical director of clinical epidemiology speaks at a news conference by UCLA Health System and county officials at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. The large Los Angeles teaching hospital has told scores of patients they were possibly exposed to a drug-resistant bacterial “superbug” during endoscopy procedures that infected seven patients. Photo: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

Federal officials warned health care providers Thursday that difficult-to-clean medical scopes inserted down the throat might be infecting patients w(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar says he is  in favour of ending the 30-year-old ban on gay men donating blood. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Is it time to reverse the lifetime ban on gay men donating blood?Minister for Health Leo Varadkar says he is personally in favour of ending the 30-yea(...)

The US Food and Drug Administration approved AbbVie’s treatment for Parkinson’s disease, three months ahead of the scheduled review date.The treatment(...)

Shire’s  offices at Citywest Business Campus, Dublin: the Footsie 100 Shire group is looking to build its pipeline of standalone speciality drugs. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Shire, the Irish-headquartered drugmaker, has made its biggest ever acquisition with a $5.2 billion deal for US biotechnology company NPS Pharmaceutic(...)

In 1966, scientists made a huge breakthrough in nanomedicine. They found they could miniaturise a submarine and its crew and inject it into a patient’(...)

Have you ever felt you needed to see a psychiatrist about your coffee-drinking habits? Thought not. But “caffeine-related disorders” are now includ(...)

A customer puffs on an e-cigarette at the Henley Vaporium in New York City. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The Health Services Executive is to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in all health service facilities from next month. The decision w(...)

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(...)