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(...)

Three vials with different vaccines against Covid-19 by Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna. File photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP via Getty Images

The Government could be on a collision course with the State’s powerful pharmaceutical industry over support for US backing of a move to lift patent p(...)

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(...)

A shipment of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Johnny Milano/Bloomberg

The pharmaceutical industry has played down the prospect of Irish-based multinationals turning Irish production facilities to Covid-19 vaccines to cov(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Grafton street

Will it be July or September? Whenever it is, it will be to a much changed world. In China, normality is creeping back. Shops are reopening. Pe(...)

Ipha says Irish drug approvals system  ‘among the slowest in Europe’. Photograph: iStock

Drug companies have called on political leaders to prioritise faster access to life-saving medicines under any new government as controversy arose ove(...)

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(...)

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