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US stocks drop due to an unexpected rise in weekly jobless claims, compounding fears of a stalling economic recovery. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

European shares sank on Thursday as a resurgence in Covid-19 cases across the continent and fading hopes for more US fiscal stimulus before the presid(...)

Barretstown camper Katie Mai (5), with her brothers  Charlie (7) and Jack (9)  with Katharine Jensen, head of corporate responsibility and executive director of the Vertex Foundation (2nd left) and Barretstown chief executive Dee Ahearn, Photograph: Jason Clarke

Vertex, the US pharmaceutical company whose Orkambi has been a breakthrough drug for Irish cystic fibrosis patients, is donating €250,000 to Barretst(...)

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland chief executive Philip Watt: ‘We are shaking with excitement at this news.’ File photograph: Tom Honan

A groundbreaking new therapy to treat the vast majority of people with cystic fibrosis has been approved for Irish patients. The drug, Trikafta, has (...)

‘It truly is a remarkable time of hope and progress in CF care in Ireland and worldwide.’ Photograph: Science Photo Library

A groundbreaking new therapy to treat the vast majority of people with cystic fibrosis could be available in Ireland as early as next summer, accordin(...)

The drug Orkambi, made by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, was approved for use in the Republic after a campaign by people with Cystic Fibrosis  and their families. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi has delivered a healthy return for the Irish arm of Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Sales jumped 71 per cent at the group last y(...)

In Five Feet Apart, Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse play two young people with cystic fibrosis, who try to have a relationship despite having to keep their distance from each other.

The film Five Feet Apart is currently in cinemas throughout Ireland, but it is dividing the Cystic fibrosis (CF) community. The film is based on the f(...)

The Government agreed to reimburse Recomb in 2017 after a sustained campaign by cystic fibrosis patients. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The cystic fibrosis (CF) drug Orkambi is to be made available to about 70 children in Ireland following a deal between the manufacturer and the Europe(...)

“Research costs lots of money with the expense of spotting, developing and proving the safety of promising drugs running into the billions.”  Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

People habitually complain about pharma companies, claiming they are commercial juggernauts only out there to make a buck and exert excessive influenc(...)

European shares rose on Thursday to a fresh three-month high as oil stocks rallied and online supermarket Ocado shot up after it signed a game-changin(...)

Alex O’Herlihy who has cystic fibrosis. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) here to be “among the best in the world”. Speaking in advance of the national(...)

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