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# pharmaceuticals - Monday 4 May, 2020

Simon Harris defends Irish-based American pharmaceuticals following Trump criticism

US President Donald Trump made a pledge to bring Irish-based US pharmaceutical companies back to the US.

# pharmaceuticals - Monday 17 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge 25 things Irish people just do not understand about America What In Tarnation

25 things Irish people just do not understand about America

Contains the world’s most painfully embarrassing promprosal.

# pharmaceuticals - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Irish med-tech giant Medtronic is being sued over a controversial bone graft device

It is claimed that the firm covered up negative effects of a product used in back surgeries.

# pharmaceuticals - Friday 30 December, 2016

Liquidator appointed to Dublin pharma company backed by Ryanair co-founder

Declan Ryan was a supporter of Merrion Pharma, which was looking to make medicines easier for patients to take.

# pharmaceuticals - Monday 19 September, 2016

Pharmaceutical BioPark to create 500 full-time jobs and 800 construction jobs in Cork

The site will feature Europe’s first eco-friendly prefab ‘KUBio’ facility, which allow Co2 emissions to be reduced by 75%, and water and energy use by around 80%.

# pharmaceuticals - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

A French pharma firm is to move its base to Ireland to cut its 'unsatisfactory' tax bill

Flamel Technologies said that it was previously paying an effective tax rate of 48%.

# pharmaceuticals - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

After 40 years, one of Tipperary's big employers is going into liquidation

More than 130 jobs are in jeopardy.

# pharmaceuticals - 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.”

# pharmaceuticals - 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.

# pharmaceuticals - Sunday 23 August, 2015

How an Irish startup could revolutionise the way everyone looks at health

Nuritas is mining ‘nature’s wealth’ from the most everyday of sources – food.

# pharmaceuticals - Friday 5 September, 2014

Factory outputs up thanks to pills and drink. Seriously.

Big pharma steps back from the cliff, injects Irish manufacturing with growth spurt.

# pharmaceuticals - Monday 14 July, 2014

Trading up: Ireland exported €1bn more in a month compared to last year

Pharmaceuticals remain the backbone of the country’s exports.

# pharmaceuticals - Friday 9 May, 2014

South Dublin County Council staff vote for industrial action

The vote followed a decision by South Dublin County Council management to abolish ‘acting’ positions.

# pharmaceuticals - Thursday 3 April, 2014

US pharmaceutical company announces 200 new jobs for Dublin

Alexion will spend around €75 million creating 200 new jobs over the next two years in west Dublin.

# pharmaceuticals - Monday 10 February, 2014

Government trumpets 50 new jobs at Jazz Pharmaceuticals

The company are to build a new plant by 2016 which will employ up to 160 people during construction.

# pharmaceuticals - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

'The Irish economy has turned the corner' - ESRI

The ESRI are predicted strong GNP growth and unemployment falls next year, driven by improving domestic demand.

# pharmaceuticals - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Column: Irish universities CAN attract more big business funding – here's how

Irish universities have been identified as the worst in the world at attracting industry funding, but it doesn’t have to be that way, writes Barry Heavey.

# pharmaceuticals - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Irish drug prices 'now matching European average' - drugs firms

Market research commissioned by pharmaceuticals firms suggests its members’ medicines match an average European price.

# pharmaceuticals - Monday 27 May, 2013

Column: Small and mighty – why nanoscience is booming in Ireland

Ten years ago, the global market for nano-enabled materials was €420 million. In 2015, it will be $2.5 trillion. Nanoscience is the future and Ireland is very much part of it, writes John Boland.

# pharmaceuticals - Thursday 18 April, 2013

HSE introduces preferred drug initiative to save €15 million in budget

The recommended drugs are for ulcer disease and high cholesterol which account for 15 per cent of the drugs budget.

# pharmaceuticals - Monday 4 March, 2013

Head of HSE drug-buying programme: 'It's difficult to defend current prices'

Michael Barry of the National Medicines Management Programme says draft laws will make generic drugs cheaper.

# pharmaceuticals - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Medical devices company Abbott to cut 200 jobs in Tipperary

The company is seeking voluntary redundancies from its workforce of 1,400 people in Clonmel.

# pharmaceuticals - Monday 21 January, 2013

Negotiations underway over new CF drug deemed 'too expensive'

Irish health authorities will negotiate the price of a “groundbreaking” new treatment for cystic fibrosis, which would currently cost the State more than €28 million annually.

# pharmaceuticals - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

94 per cent of consumers favour increase in use of generic medicines

The survey showed the majority of people cite cost as the dominant reason for switching to generics.

# pharmaceuticals - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Teva to reduce price on 'wide range' of generic medicines by 20%

The company says it’s prepared to cut prices further if Government plans to introduce medicine reference pricing and generic substitution go ahead.

# pharmaceuticals - Monday 15 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Law & Order

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

# pharmaceuticals - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

MSD to shed 90 jobs at Cork plant

The announcement has been met with disappointment today.

Generic drug company to create 44 jobs in Dublin

Aspen is expanding its operations at Citywest, which already serves as its European marketing headquarters.

# pharmaceuticals - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Cannabis, beer and T-bills: the week in stats

How high is Europe’s tallest building? And how many cannabis plants were seized by gardaí last year?

# pharmaceuticals - Monday 18 June, 2012

New deal means some cheaper drugs on the way, says James Reilly

The price of off-patent medicines will be reduced under a new deal agreed between the HSE and the body representing the pharmaceutical industry.

# pharmaceuticals - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

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…

# pharmaceuticals - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Department, drug companies in two-month deadlock over drug prices

The Department of Health and the Irish Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association cannot agree a new pricing system.

# pharmaceuticals - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Government expects VAT hike to hit sales by 1.8 per cent

Estimates for tax income in 2012 indicate that the government doesn’t expect the VAT hike to have a major impact on shoppers.

# pharmaceuticals - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Pre-Christmas boost for retailers, with 1.6pc surge in November

The volume of retail sales was up by 1.6 per cent in November, as retailers reported a surge in spending pre-Christmas.

# pharmaceuticals - Monday 12 December, 2011

Pfizer sales staff face redundancy as patent expires on cholesterol drug

Cost of drug should be driven down by production of generic versions of Lipitor – but it will also be a factor in 30 sales staff in Ireland losing their jobs.

# pharmaceuticals - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

€19bn worth of Irish drug exports at risk as drug patents expire Exports This post contains videos

€19bn worth of Irish drug exports at risk as drug patents expire

A predicted fall-off in exports due to patent expiration could account for a sales drop as large as 52 per cent by 2013.