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Pharmaceuticals: Brexit could create “significant problems” as drug companies are forced to comply with two separate regulatory regimes. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Brexit could lead to shortages of medicines in Ireland and higher costs for an already overstretched HSE drug budget, an industry group has warned. M(...)

 Ireland’s medicines bill has been “relatively stable” at around €1.7bn   for the past five years. Photograph: PA Wire

Minister for Health Simon Harris has launched a consultation document on a new biosimilars medicines policy as the HSE struggles to stretch its budget(...)

Sources in the pharmaceutical sector say a further 14 novel drugs were coming through the approvals system but there appeared to be no scope in the medicines budget to pay for them

Ireland needs a national strategy to cope with its rapidly rising medicines bill, especially if it hopes to afford a range of expensive new therapies (...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris and Health Enterprise Alliance president Sandra Gannon. Photograph: Maxwells

Minister for Health Simon Harris will publish a consultation paper on the use of biosimilar drugs in the next few weeks as the Government looks for wa(...)

Teva said it expected to integrate the generics business quickly, and is planning to launch 1,500 generics globally next year. Photograph: iStock

Teva Pharmaceutical said it has completed the acquisition of Allergan’s generics business, Actavis Generics. The deal was announced in July last yea(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: “We had seen our drugs bill spiralling somewhat out of control.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government has signed a four-year deal with the pharmaceuticals sector that promises to deliver savings of €750 million on the State’s drugs bill(...)

“The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) expressed “serious concern” at the short notice for the introduction of the new arrangements, which it said would result in a financial hit for pharmacists with existing stocks. Photograph: PA Wire

The process of getting cheaper pharmaceutical drugs to the market will be stalled as a result of the new deal between the Government and the industry(...)

Photograph: iStock

A new agreement has been reached between the Government and the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) on the supply of medicines that wil(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris:  in the letter sent to him the Healthcare Enterprise Alliance says the pricing agreement includes “artificial pricing thresholds”. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Promised savings to the State’s bill for prescription drugs will not materialise under a new pricing agreement to be announced imminently, it has bee(...)

Pharmaceutical industry representatives have rejected claims that Irish drug prices are high compared to other European countries

Pharmaceutical industry representatives have rejected claims that Irish drug prices are high compared to other European countries.Representatives of t(...)

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