Pharmaceuticals mask true health of Irish exports

Anyone taking a cursory glance at current pharmaceutical industry revenues and forecasts could be forgiven for thinking that all is well, writes John Whelan.

However, behind these numbers there are some major shifts that are disturbing the industry status quo and could impact severely on Ireland’s biggest export sector.

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