Almost all the 1,000 adults who took part in the survey agreed that the Republic should contribute to the development of new medicines.

Three out of four Irish people would help test the safety and effectiveness of new treatments if they were ill, a new survey shows. A study backed by(...)

Patients in Ireland are waiting three times as long as those in some other European countries to get access to certain medicines, according to an anal(...)

Ger Brennan, who trained as a nurse, was keen to merge his medical interest with sales. After ‘a hundred PFOs’ applying to be a medical rep he landed a contract job with Bayer

Brexit doesn’t worry Ger Brennan. It’s a startling take from an industry leader, given how much the relentless uncertainty over the manner of the even(...)

Paschal Donohoe wrote to Simon Harris indicating he wanted an embargo on introducing new drugs until the end of the year.

The Health Service Executive is not at present approving any new drugs that generate additional costs, due to financial pressures. The HSE said on T(...)

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 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(...)

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