Drug procurement contracts are always confidential and companies rarely disclose commercial information. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Earlier this year, Sandra Gallina, the Italian bureaucrat in charge of buying coronavirus vaccines for the EU, appeared in front of the European parli(...)

 World Health Organisation director general Tedros Adhanom speaks earlier this year during a news conference on Covid-19, in Geneva, Switzerland. File photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm over prevalent cases of enduring damage to the health of Covid-19 survivors of all ages, incl(...)

The risk to vulnerable people is very high, because of the difficulty of shielding them as transmission levels rise, the report says.

Ireland has a “concerning trend” for Covid-19, though the overall risk to the population from the virus remains moderate, according to the latest repo(...)

The US administration  said it had secured supplies of 500,000 treatment courses of the antiviral drug Remdesivir from Gilead, amounting to 100 per cent of production in July and 90 per cent for August and September. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Polaris/Bloomberg

Ireland’s biopharma industry has warned against protectionism and “self-sufficiency” when it comes to the production and distribution of medicines, an(...)

European commissioner for health Stella Kyriakides as she prepared to address a media conference on tourism in Brussels. Photograph: AP

Rigorous testing and tracing regimes and real-time reporting of Covid-19 cases are essential to avoid a second wave of the virus as countries ease res(...)

Police stand guard outside a hotel  put under quarantine for coronavirus in the town of Adeje, Tenerife, on Tuesday.  Photograph: EPA

A number of Irish citizens in Tenerife have contacted the Department of Foreign Affairs after a hotel on the island was placed under quarantine when I(...)

Incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen  with outgoing president Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a lunch meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo

The incoming European Commission will be close to gender-balanced for the first time in its history. President-elect Ursula von der Leyen on Monday li(...)