More than 40 US states have alleged some generic drug firms are inflating drug prices. Photograph: Reuters

US states filed a lawsuit accusing Teva Pharmaceuticals of orchestrating a sweeping scheme with 19 other drug companies to inflate drug prices – somet(...)

The French connection. Macron and May meet  in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Image of the week: We meet again For health and safety reasons, this isn’t the photograph of the diplomatic kiss shared by Emmanuel Macron and Theres(...)

Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, which are made by Purdue Pharma. Photograph: George Frey/Reuters

Makers of the OxyContin painkiller that has been blamed for fuelling an epidemic of opioid abuse have settled their first in a series of lawsuits brou(...)

PrEp, the once-daily medication has been proven to reduce the risk of HIV infection, particularly among members of the gay community, by up to 90 per cent.

Health authorities have begun a formal process to evaluate the possibility of introducing a State-funded HIV prevention drug. The anti-HIV Pre-Exposu(...)

Declan Black, managing partner of Mason Hayes & Curran. “I do expect to return to growth this year...solid single-digit percentage growth.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish law firm Mason Hayes & Curran recorded a 1.2 per cent drop in its turnover last year, largely due to Brexit-related nervousness among client(...)

Teva has been struggling of late, as pressure from both rivals and customers has grown. Photograph: Bloomberg

Teva Pharmaceutical’s US-listed shares received a shot in the arm on Friday following a report that the struggling Israeli drugmaker could be looking (...)

Anti-HIV drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) will be available for purchase in Ireland from next Monday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed on Friday. (...)

None of the grounds put forward by Teva was accepted by the High Court and the judge therefore declined to grant the order sought. Photograph: iStock

An Irish pharmaceutical company has failed to get a High Court order revoking a patent for an invention related to an inhalation capsule used in the t(...)

Medicines for Ireland is an amalgamation of the Healthcare Enterprise Alliance and the Irish Generic Manufacturers’ Association. Photograph: Getty Images

A new alliance of generic drug manufacturers has warned that Irish patients will face increasing difficulty accessing lifesaving medicines without ref(...)

Norton (Waterford) Ltd, trading as Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland, wants the court to order revocation of a patent issued to Boehringer Ingelheim International GMBH for its Spiriva Handihaler device.

Two drug companies are in dispute over the patent for an alleged invention related to an inhalation capsule used in the treatment of chronic obstructi(...)

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