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# pfizer - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Astrazeneca says it may need to conduct 'additional study' of its Covid vaccine after questions emerge

CEO Pascal Soriot said more studies may be needed to provide clarity on its data.

# pfizer - Friday 20 November, 2020

Americans face growing raft of Covid-19 restrictions as emergency vaccine request to be filed

An emergency use authorisation request for the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is expected to be filed today.

# pfizer - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is 95% effective with no serious side effects, according to trial results

The vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries.

# pfizer - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Explainer: Which Covid-19 vaccines could Ireland get and how prepared are we for the roll-out?

The European Commission has signed agreements with four companies so far.

# pfizer - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

High-level taskforce created to oversee Covid-19 vaccine roll out in Ireland

People who are most vulnerable to Covid-19 will be the immediate priority of government.

# pfizer - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Explainer: The logistical challenges for the roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine

The news yesterday was really positive, but there are practical considerations to bear in mind.

Commission president says contract for up to 300 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be authorised

Von der Leyen today described the vaccine as “the most promising so far”.

# pfizer - Monday 9 November, 2020

'A watershed moment': Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is '90% effective' in preventing the illness, company says

The results are in from its phase three trial.

# pfizer - Monday 2 November, 2020

Pfizer 'cautiously optimistic' about getting vaccine approval by the end of November

Any circulation of the vaccine in 2020 “will be very, very minimal”, says Dr Paul Duffy, Vice President of Pfizer Global Supply.

# pfizer - Monday 4 February, 2019

Pfizer staff to take industrial action in ongoing dispute over pension changes

Siptu members at Pfizer have rejected a Labour Court recommendation on the matter.

# pfizer - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Pfizer cancels €400m expansion at Dublin plant

The plan was dependent on the success of a new cholesterol-reducing drug.

# pfizer - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Pfizer blocks its drugs from use in US executions

But it’s not clear how much of an effect the move will have.

# pfizer - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

A huge drug company merger deal has been cancelled

New US tax rules were introduced on Monday which may have made the deal more unfavourable.

# pfizer - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

A €160 billion drug company deal could be in jeopardy due to new US financial rules

The new rules are aimed at stopping US companies setting up bases abroad.

# pfizer - 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.

# pfizer - 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.

# pfizer - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

More of us are going to our GP now - but most don't think the recession is over

A new study looks at the impact of austerity on our healthcare choices.

# pfizer - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

# pfizer - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Dozens of jobs saved at Pfizer plant in Cork

A total of 60 jobs have been saved following talks between management and Siptu at the LRC.

# pfizer - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Over half of people believe health cuts have had the biggest impact

The Pfizer survey also found that 31% of adults have neither private insurance nor a medical card.

# pfizer - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Further Pfizer jobs could be at risk in 2015

However, the pharmaceutical giant will be investing in research and development, potentially negating these losses.

# pfizer - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s been talking about the job losses in Newbridge, the garda stand-off in Windy Arbour, and what Nigella had to say…

Pfizer to cut 150 jobs at Newbridge plant

The company says Irish operations will not be affected by the move.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know as you kick off this Wednesday morning

Pfizer staff to meet this morning for company "announcement"

The staff are due to meet with management, with fears up to 150 jobs could be lost.

# pfizer - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Fears for jobs as Pfizer staff at Newbridge to attend meeting tomorrow

A spokesperson for the company said workers had been called to attend a meeting tomorrow but said no further details would be given until workers have been spoken to in the morning.

# pfizer - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Exports to fall by €2.8 billion this year

The expiration of pharmaceutical patents have impacted sales in that sector, hurting Ireland’s national exports.

# pfizer - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix This post contains videos

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about abortion (again), Tom Barry’s lap and a runaway train in Canada.

Pfizer to create up to 250 construction jobs

Pfizer is expanding its plants in Dublin and Cork to produce pharmaceuticals to deal with some of the most difficult to cure diseases.

# pfizer - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Fears for 136 jobs as Pfizer seeks buyer for Cork site

Pfizer has announced plans to sell its Little Island site, where 136 employees are currently based, and relocate manufacturing to Ringaskiddy.

# pfizer - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Pfizer to officially sell Viagra on the internet to fight fake drugs

Special delivery.

# pfizer - Monday 8 October, 2012

Quitting smoking? New campaign uses social media to encourage people to quit

A map tracks the number of tweets sent across Ireland every week about quitting smoking – and asks people to support anyone trying to give up.

# pfizer - Friday 28 September, 2012

Older people optimistic about ageing, but "fear becoming a burden"

The report was launched by broadcasting legend Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, who said that “getting older doesn’t have to mean losing your health.”

# pfizer - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Companies cease development of Alzheimer's drug after failure in late-stage trials

Pfizer Inc and Johnson & Johnson said the drug did not work better than placebo in two late-stage clinical trials.

# pfizer - Friday 27 July, 2012

One third of smokers sabotage friends who want to quit

Jealousy, guilt about their own smoking and wanting a smoking “buddy” among the main reasons.

# pfizer - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Atlantic Homecare announces plans to close five stores

Stores in Dublin, Cork, Newbridge, Limerick and Galway are threatened with closure.

Pfizer confirms loss of 177 jobs at Cork manufacturing sites

Jobs at Little Island and Ringaskiddy will be lost in 2013, after the expiry of the Lipitor patent resulted in lower demand.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

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