Philip Watt,  chairman of the Medical Research Charities Group.   “The Department of Health must ensure that accurate adequate warnings are distributed as quickly as possible.”   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Patient groups have urged the Department of Health to avoid “another thalidomide” by imposing stricter warnings on a drug commonly used to treat epi(...)

In 1966, scientists made a huge breakthrough in nanomedicine. They found they could miniaturise a submarine and its crew and inject it into a patient’(...)

GlaxoSmithKline has spent 30 years developing a vaccine to prevent Malaria, a tropical disease mainly spread by mosquitoes. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A British drug maker has come a step closer to making the world’s first malaria vaccine available for use.GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has submitted an appli(...)

The Eli Lilly plant in Cork. The pharma firm has won European backing for a generic version of Sanofi’s Lantus insulin.

Eli Lilly has won European backing for a generic version of Sanofi’s Lantus insulin, paving the way for the first copycat of the French drugmaker’s to(...)

File photo  of Tamiflu medication. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Researchers who have fought for years to get full data on Roche’s flu medicine Tamiflu said today that governments who stockpile it are wasting(...)

PTC Therapeutics said a committee of the European Medicines Agency recommended against a conditional approval to its drug for the treatment of a rare (...)

GlaxoSmithKline said today European regulators had given the green light to its once-weekly diabetes drug albiglutide, which it is marketing as Eperza(...)

The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) has said people with heart problems using a commonly prescribed painkiller should review their treatment with a doctor(...)

Over three months have elapsed since the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) uncovered the practice of replacing processed beef with horse (...)

A lot of time, expense and effort go into developing a new drug. From the original laboratory discovery through animal testing to human trials (...)

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