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  Cancer patient Maria Waters requires a drug that is not licensed in the State for the treatment of   head and neck cancer. Photograph:    Nick Bradshaw

The husband of a woman with stage four cancer has called on pharma company MSD to provide her with a €40,000 course of vital drugs on compassionate gr(...)

 Maria Waters: she  has been advised by three consultants that Pembro is the best course of treatment for her cancer. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The husband of a cancer patient has written to Irish medicines regulators urging them to act quickly on approving a drug that will treat her head and (...)

 A security guard stands in front of a  shopping zone  in Guangzhou, China, amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Alex Plavevski/EPA

A host of commentators have referred to the coronavirus outbreak as a black swan event for markets. Is it? A black swan event is meant to be unforese(...)

Ger Brennan, who trained as a nurse, was keen to merge his medical interest with sales. After ‘a hundred PFOs’ applying to be a medical rep he landed a contract job with Bayer

Brexit doesn’t worry Ger Brennan. It’s a startling take from an industry leader, given how much the relentless uncertainty over the manner of the even(...)

Rita Saadeh, MSD’s business unit director, Lebanon; Mauricio Campos Suarez, MSD’s head of IT and digital innovation, EEMEA; Portable Medical Technology chief executive Eoin O’Carroll; and Janine Shahwan, MSD’s digital and innovation lead, Levant.

A Kerry-based medtech company is eyeing opportunities in the Middle East after partnering with pharma giant MSD on a one-year project to develop and l(...)

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Pharmaceutical giant MSD has apologised for posting incorrect data about payments to Irish doctors online. The company says it appears errors were ma(...)

Eileen O’Sullivan:  diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2013

Ireland’s new online safety tsar should target anti-vaccination activists spreading misinformation on social media, the president of the National Asso(...)

Pharmaceutical company MSD has submitted plans for a major expansion of its Carlow facility. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Drug giant MSD has applied for planning permission for a major expansion of its Carlow manufacturing plant. The company, which trades as Merck in the(...)

A graduate chemist can expect to start on about €30,000. Photograph: iStock

The life sciences sector provides a wealth of diverse employment opportunities – and they keep coming. Among the most recent was the announcement by(...)

Mairead Connolly of PwC: “We are seeing a trend for companies to locate on the western seaboard, from Sligo to Cork, and around to the south-east, because they know it is harder to keep staff in Dublin.”

For Sligo town native David Kenny, the 2013 decision by US furniture ecommerce retailer Overstock to locate its software development team in Sligo tow(...)

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