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Facebook tumbled 7.4 per cent after reports that the Federal Trade Commission had secured the right to examine how its practices affect digital competition. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

European shares recovered from early losses to end Monday higher as gains in healthcare stocks helped head off weakness in trade-sensitive sectors suc(...)

“While there’s been significant progress in treating solid tumour cancers overall with targeted therapies, patients with the KRAS G12C mutation have not benefited from these advances.”  Photograph: Getty Images

Amgen, the world’s largest biotech company, has discovered a drug to target a supposedly “undruggable” gene mutation, potentially paving the way for a(...)

Martha Byrne and Con O’Callaghan of Cuala GAA club with the Sam Maguire and Brendan Martin cups. Both players have benefitted from the new GAA initiative. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Colleges fees paid for players, paid work experience and career mentoring: welcome to the new frontier of club sponsorship in the GAA. Traditionally,(...)

Genentech says Amgen Inc and Amgen Technology (Ireland), with its registered office in Dublin, is infringing a protection certificate it enjoys on its patent for its product, Avastin

A US biotechnology company claims an Irish rival is infringing its patent on a widely-used cancer treatment drug that sold more than $9 billion (€8 bi(...)

Drugs developed  by major pharma companies, including Pfizer, Amgen, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson’s Actellion business, are among those that have now secured approval. File photo. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Ten new medicines approved for use by the Health Service Executive last week have been waiting for more than two years on average for sanction, accord(...)

PwC has reportedly been appointed to review spiralling costs at the new Children’s hospital

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe met senior executives from Apple while on a trade mission to Silicon Valley last week, according to the Sunday Bu(...)

A graduate chemist can expect to start on about €30,000. Photograph: iStock

The life sciences sector provides a wealth of diverse employment opportunities – and they keep coming. Among the most recent was the announcement by(...)

DNA results could be used for denial of health insurance coverage, for example. Photograph: iStock

Ever since I signed up for a genealogy research site, it’s been sending me emails flogging its DNA analysis kit.  But there’s no way I will do a(...)

John Thero: “We’re taking the approach of make it [Vascepa] affordable, and hopefully we can help millions of patients and make some money along the way”

Stunning they called it. And it was, as Irish-American pharma group Amarin announced the results of a key clinical trial for its cholesterol drug last(...)

The Health Service Executive says it has approved six cancer therapies this year and 24 since the start of 2016.

The Government cannot achieve targets set in its cancer strategy if it continues to block approval for a host of new generation drugs, the pharmaceuti(...)

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