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Pfizer, which makes erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra, raised the average wholesale price of 148 drugs by between 6 and 13.5 per cent.

Pharma firms have imposed price rises of several times the rate of inflation on more than 1,000 products in the United States, a new year move that ri(...)

The new blindness treatment has kick-started a debate about the cost of pioneering drugs. Photograph: iStock

Spark Therapeutics says it will charge $850,000 (€707,182) for its new gene therapy for blindness, making it the most expensive drug on the market and(...)

Shares in Ryanair fell 8.5 per cent  to trade at €15 in Dublin

Global equities painted a mixed picture on Friday, with Ireland’s benchmark index underperforming its European counterparts. The Irish stock exchange (...)

Members of  ACT UP DUBLIN, at the Department of Health, calling on government  to address  HIV crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke

A campaign by Ireland’s gay and transgender community for access to cheaper drugs to treat and prevent HIV has received a major boost, after pharma gi(...)

French supermarket Carrefour was Europe’s worst performer on Thursday. The stock saw its biggest daily drop in 20 years. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters.

After jitters over North Korea subsided on Thursday, European and US indices closed up with Ireland’s benchmark index performing strongly on the day. (...)

New figures from the European Centre for Disease Control  show Ireland has one of the highest rates of hepatitis C infection in the EU, running at twice the international average. Photograph: Getty Images

The national hepatitis C programme, which has spent almost all its €30 million budget for 2017 in the first six months of this year, has not had a cli(...)

At around 10 per cent of overall spending, the UK health service already spends relatively little on drugs, compared with some large health systems.

The UK drugs industry is going to court in an attempt to stop the country’s taxpayer-funded National Health Service from imposing new limits on the pr(...)

Discovering drugs: “Blue skies research is essential. That is where the biggest value is.  You have to fund research here because you never know: we might crack it.”

For decades now, successive governments have courted big pharma and encouraged them to set up in Ireland and manufacture their drugs. This has created(...)

Traders on Wall Street: health stocks got a boost on Thursday after Republicans unveiled a Bill to repeal Obamacare and the energy sector took a breather with oil prices edging up from multi-month lows

A rise in European health stocks helped pull European shares out of negative territory on Thursday, pegged back by the slide in the energy sector on (...)

Pfizer last year failed in its attempt o buy Allergan and move its headquarters to the Republic. Photograph: Bloomberg

Since becoming chief executive of Pfizer in 2010, Ian Read has twice tried to reshape the drugmaker through a transformational acquisition. And twice (...)

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