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Merck intends to shoulder the cost of scaling up production of the vaccines before they have been proven to work

Merck, which has largely kept to the sidelines of the race for Covid-19 treatments, said it was buying Austrian vaccine maker Themis Bioscience and wo(...)

There is now cautious optimism that a coronavirus vaccine will be ready sometime next year. Photograph: iStock

In a medical research project nearly unrivalled in its ambition and scope, volunteers worldwide are rolling up their sleeves to receive experimental v(...)

Johnson & Johnson will stop selling its baby talcum powder in the US and Canada, but not in other markets. Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Johnson & Johnson will stop selling its baby talcum powder in the United States and Canada, where sales have dropped amid a wave of litigation cla(...)

AbbVie employs around 700 people in Ireland across five plants.

AbbVie stuck with its 2020 adjusted profit forecast on Friday after strong demand for its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug, Humira, helped it bea(...)

Covid-19 research: World Immunisation Week is a good time to recall the human health value of vaccines.

As the world struggles to get to grips with Covid-19, all eyes are on the response of scientists and biopharmaceutical companies. The urgency to deal (...)

South Africa rugby captain Siya Kilosi is backing the #MaskingForAFriend campaign. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

An international coalition of hundreds of organisations, scientists and philanthropists has announced its intention to “ignite a global movement to he(...)

The Rolling Stones will join Paul McCartney, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Lopez in performing in the series of online concerts. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The One World: Together at Home series of online concerts is set to raise more than $100 million (€91 million) to help the World Health Organisation ((...)

Bank of Ireland and AIB continued their recent woes, with shares down 7 per cent and 6 per cent respectively.

Global stocks climbed on Tuesday amid some signs the coronavirus outbreak is either levelling off or easing, with traders assessing the first reports (...)

A researcher at the University of Pittsburgh works on a Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: UPMC/ Handout via Reuters

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads at unprecedented rates, invading the lungs of people of all ages, ethnicities and medical histories, more companie(...)

DAA, the company that runs Dublin Airport, is due to publish its annual report and financial results for 2019 in the coming weeks. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

MONDAY Bank holiday TUESDAY Results: United Airlines, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Johnson & Johnson. Indicators: Irish trade statistics (Jan); (...)

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