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(...)

US pharma group Emergent BioSolutions has completed the acquisition of Dublin-headquartered Adapt Pharma for the $635 million (€549 million). Adapt i(...)

Amryt said the US Food and Drug Administration had given it  approval which will enable the opening of US clinical trials on their drug AP101.

Irish pharmaceutical company Amryt said on Monday that it had received IND (investigational new drug) approval from the US authorities that will allow(...)

Two members of the Manchester fire department in New Hampshire assess the condition of a man who had overdosed on heroin and who was revived with two doses of Narcan. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

In hindsight, it looks like a no-brainer. Take a tried and tested drug that addresses a burgeoning epidemic and make it easier to use. Then sit back a(...)

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