Ian Read

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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(...)

Ian Read, outgoing chief executive of Pfizer. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Ian Read will step down as chief executive of Pfizer after almost eight years at the helm of one of the world’s biggest pharmaceuticals companies, the(...)

Looming patent expirations on Pfizer’s sexual dysfunction treatment Viagra, pain drug Lyrica and falling Prevnar sales has pushed analysts to prescribe deals as the medicine to resuscitate the company’s growth.  Photograph: Andrew Kelly / Reuters

The big deal that Pfizer investors have been hoping for won’t be happening any time in the near future. On Tuesday, chief executive Ian Read said the(...)

Pfizer last year failed in its attempt o buy Allergan and move its headquarters to the Republic. Photograph: Bloomberg

Since becoming chief executive of Pfizer in 2010, Ian Read has twice tried to reshape the drugmaker through a transformational acquisition. And twice (...)

Pfizer has raised the US price of nearly 100 drugs by an average of 20 per cent so far this year, in a move that threatens to draw anger from politici(...)

Pfizer said  the decision to not split itself would not impact its 2016 forecast

US drugmaker Pfizer, which employs over 3,000 people in Ireland, has decided not to separate into two publicly traded companies by splitting its low-g(...)

The Grange Castle plant produces some of Pfizer’s biggest drugs, including the arthritis blockbuster Enbrel and the vaccine Prevenar,  used in children to prevent pneumococcal infections. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pharma giant Pfizer expects to submit plans for a major expansion of its Grange Castle plant this week that is likely to see several hundred jobs cre(...)

Pfizer chief executive Ian Read: “This deal is not just about tax benefits.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The prospect of Brexit may be nightmarish to many but one could be forgiven for thinking investors appear oddly sanguine. The FTSE has slipped in 201(...)

Ian Read, Pfizer chief executive, said the Treasury move was accompanied by ‘much unfortunate rhetoric’

Pfizer chief executive Ian Read has hit back at the US government over its fatal blow against the company’s plan to merge with Dublin-based rival Alle(...)

Ian Read, chairman and chief executive officer of Pfizer, and Brent Saunders, president and chief executive officer of Allergan. This week’s announcement was seen as being directed particularly at the Pfizer-Allergan deal. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

As Pfizer and Allergan bowed to the inevitable and dropped their plan for a $160 billion (€140.6bn) deal that would have seen America’s largest pharm(...)

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