US stocks struggled for direction as investors assessed the unclear strategy toward Chinese trade. Photograph: Reuters

European shares slid again on Thursday as China’s retreating yuan exacerbated trade tensions and encouraged investors to sell risky assets. The UK’s (...)

Amazon is already involved with JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire in not-for-profit healthcare company. Photograph: Getty

Online retailing giant Amazon announced plans to purchase a delivery-focused pharmacy on Thursday, driving the shares in large US drugstore chains sha(...)

Vimovo is a mixture of an anti-inflammatory drug and a medicine that lessens the risk of stomach problems. Photograph: iStock

An Irish-domiciled pharmaceutical company has put a price tag of almost $3,000 (€2,400) on a bottle of two-in-one painkillers that can be bought separ(...)

Jeff Bezos, Amazon chief executive, is joining forces with Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon to tackle quality affordable healthcare in the US. Photograph: Mike Kane/Bloomberg

When Amazon bought a big stake in drugstore.com in 1999, Jeff Bezos thought he could do for pharmaceuticals what he had done for books, stealing marke(...)

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 (...)

Sales of Gilead Sciences’ drugs to treat hepatitis C reached $4.55 billion in the first quarter, far exceeding already lofty Wall Street expectations(...)

Scott McCauley, associate scientist at the Gilead Sciences, makes human proteins at the Gilead laboratory in Foster City, California. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Anne Strange was too ill to dance at the evening reception when her daughter, Debbie, married in November but just being there was enough. The 63-year(...)

Express Scripts, which will no longer offer Harvoni, manages pharmacy benefits for about 85 million people in the US

Gilead Sciences may finally be forced to offer a lower price for its $94,500 hepatitis C drug. The biotechnology company could have no choice but to n(...)

Aer Lingus ends day up at €2.14 on the back of about 730 trades. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mark Paul The Iseq in Dublin rose by 0.3 per cent as European stocks advanced for a fifth day, with banks contributing the most to the gains.Most US s(...)

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