Owen Mckeon

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Shot of drug bottles on a conveyor. iStock

A policy designed to help the HSE save millions of euro on its drug bill has yet to be published almost 18 months after a consultation process closed.(...)

Mylan employs 1,700 staff in the Republic. Photograph: iStock

Global drugmaker Mylan plans to launch a generic version of a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease on the Irish market that it(...)

A Mylan worker in one of its Dublin plants. The company is the largest manufacturer of HIV Aids medicine in the world

Generic drugmaker Mylan has called on the Government to boost its efforts in approving biosimilar drugs for use here in a move that could save the St(...)

Medicines for Ireland says the generic substitution and reference pricing regime has delivered savings of €1.6 billion to the State since 2013. Photograph: Russell Boyce/Reuters

Ireland’s cash-strapped health service is missing out on almost €140 million in savings on its medicines bill by failing to encourage competition by (...)

The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association says the Government accepts that its medicines bill has been “relatively stable” at about €1.7 billion for the past five years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prices across 750 medicines have fallen in a move that will save the Government €15 million on its drugs budget, according to the industry body Ipha. (...)