President and CEO of Takeda Christophe Weber  at the official opening of Takeda Ireland’s new cutting-edge manufacturing facility at its Grange Castle site in Dublin. Photograph:   Jason Clarke

Christophe Weber is not afraid of bold moves. He was the first foreigner to lead Japan’s top pharmaceutical company, Takeda, when he was appointed in (...)

In many cases, the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics  rules that new drugs are  not value for money at the initial price sought by the pharma company. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government and pharmaceutical companies need to fundamentally reform the approach to setting medicine prices, a spokesman for the major drug compa(...)

The message that was on the transferofvalue.ie website on Saturday morning.

A website detailing funding provided by the pharmaceutical industry to Irish doctors is back online after being taken down as a potential “compromise”(...)

Ireland is, with France, the slowest of the wealthy western European states to approve payment for new medicines, according to a new survey by the industry.

Ireland is, with France, the slowest of the wealthy western European states to approve payment for new medicines, according to a new survey by the ind(...)

Drugs developed  by major pharma companies, including Pfizer, Amgen, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson’s Actellion business, are among those that have now secured approval. File photo. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Ten new medicines approved for use by the Health Service Executive last week have been waiting for more than two years on average for sanction, accord(...)

Spinraza activists protest outside the Dáil in Dublin. The drug is used to treat people suffering with spinal muscular atrophy. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Photo Agency

New generation drugs are better able to address the challenge of rare diseases, but many have yet to get approval for sale here, according to an indus(...)

Pharmaceutical companies have rejected allegations that they are pursuing “predatory pricing” for new medicines. Photograph:  Getty Images

Pharmaceutical companies have rejected allegations that they are pursuing “predatory pricing” for new medicines. The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare (...)

Overcrowding on the first working days after this Christmas holiday was significantly down on 2017, with between 350 and 370 patients waiting for admission to hospital.Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Staff shortages and emergency department overcrowding are the top challenges facing the health services, according to a recently published survey by I(...)

The Revenue Commissioners have made plans for emergency medicines coming into the State to be fast-tracked at customs entry points after Brexit. File photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

The Revenue Commissioners have made plans with the pharmaceutical industry for emergency medicines coming into the State to be fast-tracked at customs(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said pharmaceutical companies might be “reluctant to commit to significant expenditure to address issues that may, or may not, arise”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Pharmaceutical companies in Ireland have called on Minister for Health Simon Harris to host a roundtable meeting to ensure the continued supply of med(...)

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