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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(...)

Six  out of 10 of the world’s top-selling drugs are produced here while 18 of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies have substantial manufacturing operations in Ireland
A vibrant pharma sector

Ireland is now firmly established as a world-leading centre of excellence for the manufacture of pharmaceutical and fine chemical products. The indust(...)

A drug to treat adults with chronic heart failure will become available to suitable patients in Ireland from Friday.

A drug to treat adults with chronic heart failure will become available to suitable patients in Ireland from Friday. The HSE will reimburse the cost(...)

This image, captured by a scanning electron microscope, shows T cells (orange) attached to a tumour cell. Innovative treatments harness the ability of T cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells.

An “almost miraculous” therapy for some childhood cancers is emerging; four out of five leukaemia patients have responded positively to it in recent c(...)

A wearable sensor patch made by Proteus Digital Health is part of the Abilify digital pill study. Photograph: Proteus Digital Health

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital pill — a medication embedded with a sensor that can tell doctors whether, (...)

In London, equities closed at nearly six-week lows, dragged down by financial sector shares and ceding earlier gains fuelled by the weak pound. Photograph: PA

European shares dipped on the back of speculation over British political instability and the possible effect of this on Brexit talks. In London, equ(...)

UDG Healthcare employs over 8,000 people across its operations in 23 countries. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Dublin headquartered UDG Healthcare has acquired a healthcare communications agency for up to $75.8 million (€63.8 million). US-based MicroMass commu(...)

Applegreen: closed at a 52-week high of €5.80 after announcing its first dividend payment to shareholders. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Markets rallied on Tuesday as investors’ fears about the impact of Hurricane Irma and the nuclear stand-off with North Korea eased. DUBLIN Service s(...)

Roche shares fell in early trading on Monday after trial failures added to the Swiss drugmaker’s challenge of replacing patent-expired medicines with (...)

Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange recently. US markets were closed on Monday.  Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

News of North Korea’s latest nuclear test hit European shares on Monday but failed to trigger a massive sell-off as investors seem to be used to geopo(...)

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