Members of the Alpha-1 Action Group protesting outside the offices of the HSE in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph:  Julien Behal

Pharmaceutical manufacturer CSL Behring has decided to extend a compassionate use programme for its Respreeza drug in the State after the company came(...)

Gardasil is the vaccine used in the vaccination programme for girls in their first year of secondary school. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

What is HPV? The human papilloma virus is a group of more than 200 viruses. Most people who will get a HPV infection will do so through sexual activi(...)

A new treatment for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy will not be made available in the Republic, the HSE has decided.

A new treatment for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy will not be made available in the Republic, the Health Service Executive has decided. M(...)

Dr Ruairi Friel, CEO of Westway Health, the NUI Galway spin-out which is taking on the global challenge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

Researchers based in Galway are working with a substance they believe may become a game changer in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It(...)

UK Brexit secretary David Davis. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Patients are at risk of not having access to potentially life saving drugs if Britain and the European Union fail to agree ongoing co-operation in the(...)

Is Stephen Donnelly in danger of becoming Fianna Fáil’s version of George Lee? File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fewer politicians than usual turned out for this year’s Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park on Thursday(...)

 Swiss drugmaker Roche says Perjeta (pertuzumab) would benefit 1,000 breast cancer patients over a five-year period. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Hundreds of women with breast cancer are being denied access to a potentially life-saving drug because Ireland is deviating from accepted approval pro(...)

Competition for both the EBA and the EMA has been fierce, with nearly every remaining EU member state applying for one of the two or, in some cases, both. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Brussels has issued its criteria for deciding the post-Brexit home of two London-based EU agencies, setting the stage for a five-month battle between(...)

There are now more generics being sold in Ireland than branded medicines

Despite the fact that nine of the world’s top 10 biopharma companies have substantial operations in Ireland and some of the top medicines in the world(...)

Vytenis Andriukaitis, European commissioner for health and food safety,  at the EU Citizens’ Dialogue on Health and Food Safety at  Dublin Castle, on Monday. Photograph: Maxwell’s

A decision on where to relocate the European Medicines Agency from London as a consequence of Brexit needs to be made as soon as possible, according t(...)

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