A man wearing a respiratory mask  walks past the  Colosseum monument, which has been closed, in Rome on Tuesday. Three weeks ago there had been no reported cases of coronavirus in Italy. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

It seems like the world has been turned upside down in recent days as a result of the coronavirus spread. Where are we now? We are in absolutely unch(...)

Ipha says Irish drug approvals system  ‘among the slowest in Europe’. Photograph: iStock

Drug companies have called on political leaders to prioritise faster access to life-saving medicines under any new government as controversy arose ove(...)

Barretstown camper Katie Mai (5), with her brothers  Charlie (7) and Jack (9)  with Katharine Jensen, head of corporate responsibility and executive director of the Vertex Foundation (2nd left) and Barretstown chief executive Dee Ahearn, Photograph: Jason Clarke

Vertex, the US pharmaceutical company whose Orkambi has been a breakthrough drug for Irish cystic fibrosis patients, is donating €250,000 to Barretst(...)

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland chief executive Philip Watt: ‘We are shaking with excitement at this news.’ File photograph: Tom Honan

A groundbreaking new therapy to treat the vast majority of people with cystic fibrosis has been approved for Irish patients. The drug, Trikafta, has (...)

With about 60 per cent of medicines used tending to originate from or come through the UK, the UK “land bridge” is also highly utilised by pharma and life sciences companies looking to send their product to mainland Europe. Photograph: iStock

Major players in the life sciences sector are acutely aware that an eventual Brexit, whatever form it takes, brings both challenges and opportunities (...)

Mary and Aoife Bennett, from Naas, Co Kildare, speaking to the media on leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins

Aoife Bennett has settled her case in the High Court in which she claimed the swine flu vaccination she was given in school 10 years ago caused her to(...)

‘It truly is a remarkable time of hope and progress in CF care in Ireland and worldwide.’ Photograph: Science Photo Library

A groundbreaking new therapy to treat the vast majority of people with cystic fibrosis could be available in Ireland as early as next summer, accordin(...)

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The Health Products Regulatory Agency (HPRA) has revealed an increase in the number of adverse reaction reports to medicines as well as a rise in prod(...)

Aoife Bennett: Her family claims the administration of the Pandemrix vaccine to combat   swine flu  was badly mismanaged.   Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

It is not unusual to see people nodding off during long, complex legal proceedings, but there is great heartbreak associated with the phenomenon in a (...)

Over 90 per cent of those authorised for medical cannabis in the United States are recreational users, according to author Alex Berenson. Photograph: iStock

The legalisation and sale of medical cannabis in some US states and in Canada has led to much higher recreational use of cannabis without scientific p(...)

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