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#Pharmaceuticals

# pharmaceuticals - Monday 4 May, 2020

Simon Harris defends Irish-based American pharmaceuticals following Trump criticism
# Supply Chains
# Supply Chains

Simon Harris defends Irish-based American pharmaceuticals following Trump criticism

Updated May 4th 2020, 4:48 PM 72,232 Views 107 Comments

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

# pharmaceuticals - Monday 17 April, 2017

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

25 things Irish people just do not understand about America

Apr 17th 2017, 10:00 PM 31,699 Views 8 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Dec 31st 2016, 5:45 AM 14,426 Views 4 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Dec 30th 2016, 8:15 PM 20,859 Views 2 Comments

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
# Cork Harbour
# Cork Harbour

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

Sep 19th 2016, 8:20 AM 17,202 Views 18 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Aug 16th 2016, 1:42 PM 11,485 Views 26 Comments

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
# Clonmel
# Clonmel

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

May 17th 2016, 1:38 PM 46,472 Views 50 Comments

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
# MARTIN SHKRELI

WATCH: Despised ex-drug CEO smirks his way through questioning by US politicians

Feb 4th 2016, 8:49 PM 33,055 Views 99 Comments

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
# Really Big Pharma
# Really Big Pharma

The world's largest drug company will soon be based in Ireland

Nov 23rd 2015, 10:06 PM 48,705 Views 93 Comments

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
# An Apple A Day
# An Apple A Day

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

Aug 23rd 2015, 8:45 AM 23,617 Views 33 Comments

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.
# Growth Spurt
# Growth Spurt

Factory outputs up thanks to pills and drink. Seriously.

Sep 5th 2014, 4:43 PM 14,570 Views 10 Comments

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
# Ship Shape
# Ship Shape

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

Jul 14th 2014, 1:38 PM 6,623 Views 16 Comments

Pharmaceuticals remain the backbone of the country’s exports.

# pharmaceuticals - Friday 9 May, 2014

South Dublin County Council staff vote for industrial action
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

South Dublin County Council staff vote for industrial action

May 9th 2014, 10:42 PM 8,172 Views 12 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

US pharmaceutical company announces 200 new jobs for Dublin

Apr 3rd 2014, 11:04 AM 11,785 Views 34 Comments

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
# Music To Your Ears
# Music To Your Ears

Government trumpets 50 new jobs at Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Feb 10th 2014, 2:00 PM 7,987 Views 23 Comments

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
# Positive Outlook
# Positive Outlook

'The Irish economy has turned the corner' - ESRI

Dec 18th 2013, 8:16 AM 8,632 Views 103 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 14th 2013, 7:30 PM 87 Views 11 Comments

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
# Drug Prices
# Drug Prices

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

Jun 20th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,990 Views 32 Comments

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
# Nano
# Nano

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

May 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 179 Views 18 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

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

Apr 18th 2013, 5:56 PM 7,746 Views 22 Comments

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'
# Pharmaceuticals
# Pharmaceuticals

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

Mar 4th 2013, 11:16 AM 6,153 Views 30 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Medical devices company Abbott to cut 200 jobs in Tipperary

Feb 21st 2013, 6:46 PM 7,016 Views 45 Comments

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'
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

Negotiations underway over new CF drug deemed 'too expensive'

Jan 21st 2013, 10:33 AM 6,341 Views 23 Comments

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
# Medicine
# Medicine

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

Nov 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,180 Views 51 Comments

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%
# Drugs
# Drugs

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

Oct 28th 2012, 2:00 PM 6,029 Views 12 Comments

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
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

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

Oct 15th 2012, 8:02 PM 8,347 Views 3 Comments

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

# pharmaceuticals - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

MSD to shed 90 jobs at Cork plant
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

MSD to shed 90 jobs at Cork plant

Oct 3rd 2012, 5:51 PM 6,648 Views 9 Comments

The announcement has been met with disappointment today.

Generic drug company to create 44 jobs in Dublin
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Generic drug company to create 44 jobs in Dublin

Oct 3rd 2012, 7:49 AM 4,803 Views 4 Comments

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
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

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

Jul 7th 2012, 7:30 PM 7,221 Views 25 Comments

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
# Medicine
# Medicine

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

Jun 18th 2012, 7:20 PM 4,750 Views 24 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Pfizer confirms loss of 177 jobs at Cork manufacturing sites

Jun 6th 2012, 11:30 AM 3,293 Views 24 Comments

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

# pharmaceuticals - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

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

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

Apr 24th 2012, 5:07 PM 2,659 Views 6 Comments

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
# Retail
# Retail

Government expects VAT hike to hit sales by 1.8 per cent

Dec 24th 2011, 8:45 AM 1,932 Views 14 Comments

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
# Retail Sales
# Retail Sales

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

Dec 22nd 2011, 11:57 AM 830 Views 1 Comment

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Pfizer sales staff face redundancy as patent expires on cholesterol drug

Dec 12th 2011, 8:07 AM 2,959 Views 8 Comments

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
# Exports

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

Nov 22nd 2011, 3:26 PM 2,911 Views 14 Comments

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