Bottles of several opioid based medication at a pharmacy in  Ohio. Photograph: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo

Turn on a TV set or YouTube video in America today and it won’t take long before you’ll encounter a drug company’s ad telling you how their product ca(...)

Vascepa is aiming to become the first prescription drug for people at risk of stroke or heart attack who continue to have high levels of harmful blood fats despite being on treatment with statins

Shares in US-listed Irish biotech Amarin surged in New York after it upgraded its profit forecasts. A strong update for the prospects of its cardiova(...)

The new market for Botox  is a boost for Allergan’s plant in Westport, Co Mayo, which is responsible for the manufacture of worldwide supplies of Botox. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Botox-maker Allergan has secured regulatory approval to use the drug for the treatment of children suffering from spasticity of their upper limbs. Th(...)

Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison. The company’s valuation recently rose to €19.9 billion

In a troublesome geo-political environment, business was at times a struggle in the past 12 months. But the cream eventually rises to the top and our (...)

Genentech says Amgen Inc and Amgen Technology (Ireland), with its registered office in Dublin, is infringing a protection certificate it enjoys on its patent for its product, Avastin

A US biotechnology company claims an Irish rival is infringing its patent on a widely-used cancer treatment drug that sold more than $9 billion (€8 bi(...)

Sanofi’s chief executive  Olivier Brandicourt attends the company’s shareholders meeting in Paris, France. Photograph: Charles Platiau/File Photo/Reuters

Sanofi on Thursday pledged further increases in full-year profits, helped by new drug launches and reorganisation efforts. The French drugmaker said (...)

Pills or placebo? Science may not be the only way to understand illness and healing and that the placebo effect is a biological response to the act of caring –  the rituals involved trigger specific neurobiological pathways that modulate body sensations, symptoms and emotions

According to my Collins dictionary, a placebo is “an inactive substance or other sham form of therapy administered to a patient usually to compare its(...)

Innovo is a neuromuscular electrical stimulation device that treats urinary and faecal incontinence in a non-invasive manner

Irish medtech company Atlantic Therapeutics has raised €28 million in investment ahead of a move into the US, just months after receiving FDA approval(...)

Darlene Coker is shown with her thoracic surgeon David Sugarbaker

Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her(...)

E-cigarettes have been a divisive topic in the public health community

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced sweeping new restrictions on flavoured tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popul(...)

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