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Merck’s drug provides the UK with another tool to fight Covid as the country advances with an aggressive campaign to administer booster shots and Europe combats another wave of infections.

The UK, the first country in the world to approve Merck ’s Covid pill, is expected to start providing the therapy to its population through a national(...)

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In Ireland when we talk about foreign direct investment, we tend to think of US investment here. But it works both ways. “People are constantly surpr(...)

A production line for Merck’s Lagevrio treatment for Covid-19. Photograph: Merck via The New York Times

The European Union’s drug regulator has issued advice on using Merck’s Covid-19 pill for adults and began a review of a rival tablet from Pfizer to h(...)

Pfizer said on Tuesday it will allow generic manufacturers to supply its experimental antiviral Covid-19 pill to 95 low- and middle-income countries through a licensing agreement with international public health group Medicines Patent Pool

Pfizer said on Tuesday it will allow generic manufacturers to supply its experimental antiviral Covid-19 pill to 95 low- and middle-income countries t(...)

A Covid patient at St Vincent’s University Hospital last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Covid-19 cases in Ireland will peak within days and decline thereafter, according to a composite of forecasts by European disease modelling agencies. (...)

Pfizer surged 7.9% after the drug maker’s experimental antiviral pill for Covid-19 cut by 89% the risk of developing severe disease. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP

European equities wrapped up another week of gains on Friday, led by advances in travel stocks after a positive update from US drugmaker Pfizer on its(...)

Pfizer’s plant in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, is set to play a key role in delivering the pharma giant’s new Covid-19 tablet if it is approved. Photograph: Paul Sancya/AP Photo

Ireland is set to play a key role in delivering Pfizer’s new $1 billion Covid-19 tablet, with the company’s Ringaskiddy plant in Cork manufacturing th(...)

The NYSE on Wall Street: the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs on Thursday. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares rose for a fifth straight session on Thursday to hit record highs as investors took comfort from the US Federal Reserve signalling it (...)

The pill halved the risk of hospitalisation or death for people with mild-to-moderate Covid-19 during clinical trials.  Photograph: EPA

The UK medicines regulator has granted the first authorisation to Merck’s antiviral pill for Covid-19, a drug that has been hailed by public health ex(...)

Volkswagen, dropped 4.5% after cutting its outlook for deliveries and reporting lower-than-expected quarterly profit due to the global chip crunch. Photograph:  Ronny Hartmann/AFP

European stocks closed slightly higher on Thursday, buoyed by robust earnings from food and technology stocks, as the European Central Bank kept its m(...)

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