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An industry report that examined official Irish figures alongside those for 14 other EU states found the State spends slightly less of its overall health budget on medicines than the EU average. Photograph: PA

Ireland’s medicines budget has been falling over recent years as a percentage of overall healthcare(...)

The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association said a new supply and pricing agreement signed by the State last December should mean new medicines becoming available to patients faster through an improved funding framework

Ireland is among the slowest countries in Europe to approve medicines for cancer and rare diseases(...)

APC CEO Dr Mark Barrett. Photograph: Andres Poveda

(...) developing about 30 different medicines from its Cherrywood base. “Everything from oncology to respiratory(...)

On cancer medicines Ireland, ranks just 21st with an average 606 days to approval. Photograph: iStock

Ireland continues to trail most of western Europe in sanctioning use of new medicines for patients(...)

The Ipha report says new medicines for cancer, heart disease and respiratory diseases are generating almost €52 billion in socioeconomic value for Ireland over the 20 years to 2025. Photograph: iStock

New medicines in the three areas responsible for most Irish deaths could deliver a massive economic(...)

Paul Reid of Pfizer is taking over as head of industry body Ipha. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

(...) that exists where Ireland is very good, if not excellent, at manufacturing new medicines but we’re very(...)

The health service could save up to €1 billion in its medicines budget over the next five years, according to the group representing the sector. Photograph: Getty

The health service could save up to €1 billion in its medicines budget over the next five years(...)

Pharma companies have agreed a six-month extension with Government to the current deal

(...) price and supply of medicines. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said the Government wanted(...)

Ireland’s pharmaceutical sector remains confident of its strength in the face of US president Donald Trump’s latest comments about bringing medicine production back to the US, but not complacent. Photograph: Oliver Contreras / EPA

(...) for supplies of medicines. “It’s not only China,” he said in a town hall-style interview with Fox(...)

Ipha says Irish drug approvals system  ‘among the slowest in Europe’. Photograph: iStock

(...)-saving medicines under any new government as controversy arose over another cancer patient denied access to(...)

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