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# big pharma

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# lilly
US bio pharma firm to create 300 staff jobs by expanding business to Limerick
Lilly is to submit a planning application to Limerick City and County Council in the coming weeks.
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# big pharma
Call for Covid-19 vaccine to be free so it's 'not auctioned off to the highest bidder'
Oxfam has warned that rich countries and industry could prevent or delay the vaccine from reaching vulnerable people.
# big pharma
'Bad boy of pharma' Martin Shkreli jailed over Hillary Clinton threat
Shkreli said that his comments were just a joke and apologised for his “poor judgement”.
# big pharma
Pfizer gets record fine for 2600% price increase on epilepsy drug
Pfizer raised prices to a level that were said to be “excessive and unfair”.
# big pharma
Pharmaceutical industry paid Irish doctors €3.7 million for "undisclosed" reasons in 2015
The industry’s payments to both doctors and healthcare institutions here is under the spotlight at present.
WATCH: Despised ex-drug CEO smirks his way through questioning by US politicians
Martin Shkreli, who unapologetically raised the price of a life-saving drug 50 times over, later called the politicians “imbeciles.”
# a bitter pill
Americans are queuing up to slam Pfizer's tax-inspired move to Ireland
But Simon Coveney insists the Republic is nobody’s tax haven.
# really big pharma
The world's largest drug company will soon be based in Ireland
The deal between Pfizer and Allergan is the biggest so-called tax ‘inversion’ in corporate history.
# big big pharma
Major buyout by Dublin-based firm Actavis will create 'blockbuster' pharma player
The deal with Botox maker Allergan is worth a cool €53 billion.
# taking a shot
Ireland-based pharma firm's €43b merger is off, but it could get a Botox injection instead
Dublin-headquartered Shire and US company AbbVie pull the plug on their big pharma deal.
# inbox me
The Briefcase: Big pharma, the price of power and a little thing called the Budget
This was the week in business.
# softer performance
Multinationals were worth less to the Irish economy last year as the Viagra effect wore off
Big pharma struggled thanks to the “patent cliff” kicking in.
# No deal
Massive merger between US and Dublin-based big pharma outfits looks dead in the water
AbbVie seems almost certain to walk away from the €43 billion agreement because of US tax rule changes.
# bye bye money
US pharma giant's €43 billion deal with Ireland-based firm could be off the table now
AbbVie is rethinking its merger with Dublin-headquartered Shire after changes to tax “inversion” rules.
Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines
The impact on the local biodiversity in the deforested areas is detrimental and potentially irreversible.
# save jobs
SIPTU for meeting with Bausch and Lomb over jobs and 20% pay cut
Workers have been told that there could be even further job losses if they don’t agree to wage slash.
# Jobswatch
Good jobs news: Pharmaceutical company announces 42 high-tech jobs for Dublin
Aspen is one of the biggest generic drugs companies in the world.
Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy
Job figure increases are welcome – but Government needs to be bolshy to grab the three things it needs for proper growth.
# big pharma
French court upholds 'gay sex addict' ruling against Glaxo
Pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline has been ordered to pay almost €200,000 to the man who claimed its Parkinson’s drug turned him into a gay sex and gambling addict.
# Jobs
Pharma company Lilly to create up to 200 new jobs in Cork
The company is to invest €330 million at a new plant in Kinsale.