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Ryanair advances 1.8 per cent, sealing the Iseq’s outperformance relative to the major European indices. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Early turbulence in financial markets gave way to calm and then gains later on Wednesday, as investors reassessed the consequences of Donald Trump’s (...)

No new dementia drug has been licensed for more than a decade.   Photograph: Getty

An Alzheimer’s drug has been shown to successfully target the most visible sign of the disease in the brain, raising hopes that an effective treatment(...)

Merck reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue due to higher sales of its vaccines and cancer drug Keytruda. Photograph: Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg

US pharmaceutical company Merck reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue due to higher sales of its vaccines and cancer drug Keytruda, which wo(...)

A girl getting vaccinated against HPV. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Sometimes a decision really is a matter of life or death. Deciding whether your child should take a vaccine is just such a decision, one that can have(...)

On a 10-point scale measuring financial and reputational damage to a company, Samsung’s Note 7 recall ranks between four and seven, said an expert. Photograph: Brian Green/Reuters

Samsung’s recall of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphone will be one of the biggest recalls ever in the technology industry. The South Korean con(...)

A new drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb that turns the body into a weapon against cancer failed to beat chemotherapy in a large head-to-head clinical trial.

A new drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb that turns the body into a weapon against cancer failed to beat chemotherapy in a large head-to-head clinical tri(...)

Celebrated parasitologist William C Campbell has enjoyed a poignant homecoming at his alma mater,  Trinity College Dublin.  File photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

Ireland’s only living Nobel laureate scientist, William C Campbell, enjoyed a poignant homecoming at Trinity College on Friday - the university where (...)

Biopharma: it is  estimated the sector will create an additional 8,500 jobs over the next five years, with 5,000 of these in biologics manufacturing.  Photograph: Donal Murphy

Biopharma is booming. Capital investment in the sector has topped $8 billion over the last decade, turning Ireland Inc into a thriving biopharma clust(...)

Pfizer will offer Medivation shareholders $81.50 per share in cash, a premium of 21.35 percent to the stock’s Friday close of $67.16.

Pfizer, which employs about 3,200 people at six sites in Ireland, is to buy US cancer drug company Medivation Inc in a deal valued at about $14 billio(...)

Merck posted second-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as the prescription-drug division’s earnings climbed, prompting the German company to raise its forecast for the full year.(Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters)

Merck posted second-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as the prescription-drug division’s earnings climbed, prompting the German company t(...)

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