New York Stock Exchange. US stocks were in demand in early afternoon trade as gains in Amazon and Nike helped markets attempt a recovery. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

Dublin’s Iseq index pushed higher on Monday as Ryanair shares gained altitude on the back of a strong set of quarterly figures, with the wider Europea(...)

Ireland is one of two manufacturing locations for the anti-retroviral drug, Biktarvy. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

A company selling a version of an anti-retroviral drug used in the treatment of people living with HIV/Aids is breaching the Irish patent for the prod(...)

The number employed at Gilead Sciences Ireland  –  best known for its suite of HIV drugs – last year decreased to 375 from 390. Photograph:  Reuters

Pretax profits last year increased almost threefold at the main Irish arm of pharma giant Gilead to $145.17 million (€130m). According to new account(...)

Gilead employs more than 500 staff in Ireland, many working at its Cork plant, where it manufactures drugs for the treatment of HIV and hepatitis

The US is suing drugmaker Gilead Sciences for infringing government patents for the use of two of its flagship drugs to prevent HIV, saying the compan(...)

Amgen said it expects the deal to produce tax benefits with a present cash value of $2.2 billion. Photograph: Getty Images

Amgen will buy Celgene’s psoriasis drug Otezla for $13.4 billion (€12.05 billion) in cash, clearing the way for Bristol-Myers Squibb to go ahead with (...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Wall Street’s three main indexes flitted between slight gains and losses on Monday. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European markets moved slightly higher, supported by strong economic growth figures from China. The Chinese data eased investor concerns about a slow(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Irish shares outperformed European peers yesterday but bank stocks in Italy took a hit as concerns about a possible fine on the country exacted a hea(...)

Loxo is developing cancer treatments that target a tumors’ genetic markers regardless of where in the body they’re located

US pharma giant Eli Lilly is to buy Loxo Oncology for about $8 billion (€7 billion) in cash, the second multibillion-dollar cancer deal of the year by(...)

An increase in crude oil prices boosted oil stocks on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Oxford/Reuters

Energy stocks, and particularly oil and mining stocks, advanced on Wednesday as crude prices advanced. For the most part investors in Europe and the U(...)

Up to 25,000 new pharma jobs could be created in Ireland if the EU changes the rules on manufacturing of medicines for markets outside the member states

Ryanair said this morning that its profits rose 10 per cent to € 1.45 billion in the 12 months ended March 31st 2018. However, the airline warned that(...)

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