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
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
Novartis, the Swiss drugmaker which employs 1,600 people in Ireland, has agreed to acquire AveXis for $8.7bn (€7.1bn) to gain a promising drug to treat a rare disease that afflicts infants, hastening a shift towards gene therapy and precision medicines.
Tue, 10 Apr, 2018
The contract is for supply, over about five years, of about one million doses of the 6in1 vaccine, which relates to Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis, Hepatits B, Inactivated Polio Vaccine and Hameophilus Infuenza Type B.
Mon, 12 Feb, 2018
Tue, 22 Dec, 2015
The urgent need for greater openness and accountability in the murky world of vaccine trials is borne out by today’s front page report showing the public was kept in the dark about a previously unknown trial carried out on Irish children during the 1960s.
Mon, 01 Dec, 2014