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, according to an industry survey. The study examin(...)

Cell and gene therapies are usually one-time treatments that can add months, sometimes years, to a patient’s life.

Irish patients will not be able to access expensive cutting-edge medicines without a rethink of the reimbursement model used to pay for new treatments(...)

Roche directors said that along with other IPHA members, the company saw continued delays in the reimbursement of medicines by the State. Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images

The main Irish arm of pharma giant Roche overcame the challenges posed by Covid-19 and continued to trade profitably during 2020. That is according (...)

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 benefit for the State, according to a new report c(...)

‘Late Late Show’ presenter Ryan Tubridy. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

RTÉ’s finances received a huge Covid-related bounce in 2020, with the station returning to profit for the first time in three years, according to a re(...)

Ipha says the 15 medicines that have been  made available are aimed at treating  a range of conditions including lung cancer, renal cell carcinoma, urethral carcinoma, leukaemia, Parkinson’s disease and chronic migraine.

New drugs for patients with cancer, Parkinson’s disease and chronic migraine, which had been held up due to funding constraints, are to be made availa(...)

Brussels faces an international backlash over its new controls on vaccine exports. Photograph: Scott Eisen/Getty

Brussels faces an international backlash over its new controls on vaccine exports as European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen struggles to q(...)

Of the 7%  of people who say they will not take a vaccine, the level is highest among 25- to 34-year-olds

Three-quarters of people in the Republic will take a Covid-19 vaccine, while 25 per cent are either unsure or actively against taking it, according to(...)

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

“What we want to do is correct the innovation paradox...” It’s a bad start to an interview and a raised eyebrow persuades Paul Reid to explain the man(...)

More than 30,000 people are employed in the pharma sector in Ireland

Ireland is a world leader in making and producing cancer therapies, so why do Irish patients have to wait so long to access innovative medicines? It(...)

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