Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association says: “We should reflect on a version of the industry that inspires hope for human health, rather than a narrative too often skewed by misconceptions and narrow rows over price.”

Ireland’s pharmaceuticals sector contributes €14.7 billion to the Irish economy and supports a total of 45,000 jobs, according to analysis by an indus(...)

IPHA president GSK’s Aidan Lynch (centre); IPHA vice-president Paul Reid (Pfizer); and Bayer’s Itziar Canamasas with the Manifesto for Better Health ahead of the IPHA annual conference on November 8th. Photograph: Justin Mac Innes

Big Pharma in Ireland has an image problem. At least that’s how it sees it. “I think we are not seen as a trusted partner,” says Aidan Lynch, presid(...)

Drug companies have warned against moves to weaken protections for intellectual property  rights in Europe. Photograph: Getty Images

Drug companies have warned that moves to weaken protections for intellectual property (IP) rights in Europe could put the brakes on efforts to cure so(...)