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# big-pharma - Thursday 14 May, 2020

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 - Thursday 14 September, 2017

'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 - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

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 - Monday 7 November, 2016

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.

# big-pharma - Thursday 4 February, 2016

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.”

# big-pharma - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Americans are queuing up to slam Pfizer's tax-inspired move to Ireland

But Simon Coveney insists the Republic is nobody’s tax haven.

# big-pharma - Monday 23 November, 2015

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-pharma - Monday 17 November, 2014

Major buyout by Dublin-based firm Actavis will create 'blockbuster' pharma player

The deal with Botox maker Allergan is worth a cool €53 billion.

# big-pharma - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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.

# big-pharma - Friday 17 October, 2014

The Briefcase: Big pharma, the price of power and a little thing called the Budget

This was the week in business.

# big-pharma - Thursday 16 October, 2014

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.

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.

# big-pharma - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

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.

# big-pharma - Thursday 4 September, 2014

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.

# big-pharma - Friday 30 May, 2014

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.

# big-pharma - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Good jobs news: Pharmaceutical company announces 42 high-tech jobs for Dublin

Aspen is one of the biggest generic drugs companies in the world.

# big-pharma - Sunday 22 December, 2013

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 - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

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.

# big-pharma - Monday 27 February, 2012

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.