The drive to find a vaccine to combat the coronavirus is well underway. Several large pharmaceutical and smaller biotech companies are working on making new antibodies, drugs and vaccines to combat the coronavirus disease but lack of funds may yet get in the way, writes
Sun, 22 Mar, 2020
As the World Health Organisation scrambles for a cure to the Coronavirus, a further crisis is simmering: The global dependence on China for the production of key ingredients in the global supply chain for antibiotics, diabetes drugs, painkillers and also many electronic components for medical devices.
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020
The week ahead may be pivotal for investors and businesses monitoring the deadly coronavirus outbreak — including Irish companies whose supply chains stretch into China — as they scramble to understand whether the economic fallout will be long-lasting.
Sun, 23 Feb, 2020
Hopes by senior Pfizer management that Irish staff would agree to a phasing out of their Direct Benefit (DB) pension scheme have been dashed after members of Siptu in the Ringaskiddy plant voted overwhelmingly to reject the proposal.
Thu, 31 Oct, 2019
To the unknowing passer-by, yesterday might have presented a similar appearance to Munster Final day as crowds streamed into Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Rather than the spectacle of a hurling or football encounter, however, the legendary venue instead hosted the PM Group’s 40th celebration of business in Cork.
Fri, 25 Oct, 2019
A proposed deal between Pfizer and Mylan, pharma giants which between them employ around 4,500 people across Ireland could see the spin out of blockbuster and profitable drugs Lipitor and Viagra into a separate company.
Mon, 29 Jul, 2019
GlaxoSmithKline has beaten second-quarter profit expectations with the help of strong demand for its shingles vaccine, prompting the drugmaker to forecast a smaller fall in profit this year than originally anticipated.
Wed, 24 Jul, 2019
The State’s pricing deal with the pharmaceutical industry ends this year, and the funding of innovation must become a priority, if patients here are to have the early access that patients elsewhere in western Europe have, says
Mon, 01 Jul, 2019
Swiss company Roche said US tax cuts will boost profit this year, blunting the impact of competition to the company’s top-selling cancer medicines, and joining rival Pfizer which has reported a boost from US President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul.
Fri, 02 Feb, 2018