Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “The Minister is determined that the State will have the funds to ensure patient access to effective new therapies,” a spokesman said

The Government will use legislative powers to impose price cuts on major pharmaceutical firms for on-patent drugs if negotiations on reductions are(...)

The State has among the highest drug prices in the world, many reports in recent years have found. Photograph:  PA Wire

Ireland’s pharmaceutical industry has fired a warning shot against any attempt by Government to drive further cuts in the price of patented drugs.The(...)

Commonly used generics, which are copies of branded drugs which have come off patent, cost more in Ireland than in any of the other nine European countries with which Ireland is traditionally bracketed for price purposes, the study by US healthcare consultants shows.

The cost of generic medicines in Ireland is almost three times that in the UK, according to a major new study of international drug prices.Commonly us(...)