More than 200 Pfizer workers in Cork have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in a dispute over employee pensions.
Thu, 12 Jan, 2017
Fri, 02 Sep, 2016
gives advice for when you are struggling to fit sex into a busy schedule.
Sat, 04 Jun, 2016
The taxpayer is spending millions of euro on €37.75 standard packs of erectile dysfunction drugs, though alternative generic versions are a quarter of the cost.
Sat, 28 May, 2016
Pearson’s gone. Valeant says it’s no longer a roll-up company. Their joint contribution to capitalism is profound, writes
Mon, 11 Apr, 2016
Wed, 02 Dec, 2015
I made an exception to my “no guests” rule and agreed to share the house for two weeks with a loved one whose family are headed off on holiday. This may turn out to be a serious error, writes.
Mon, 03 Aug, 2015
Since my wife walked out on our 10-year marriage three years ago, I have completely lost any desire to have sex, even though I have been dating some very attractive women.
Sat, 02 May, 2015
Increased demand in China and North America for an anti-cholesterol drug has thrown a lifeline to 136 Pfizer workers who will retain their jobs, at least until the end of this year.
Fri, 09 Jan, 2015
Airline stocks endured a turbulent session today after a profits warning from German carrier Lufthansa shook investors in the sector.
Wed, 11 Jun, 2014
I am 55 and have recently noticed a slowing down in my libido and performance.
Sun, 18 May, 2014
Speculation is mounting that US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is set to make a hostile bid for AstraZeneca after its €76bn takeover offer was spurned.
Tue, 06 May, 2014
The state spend on drugs used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction went up instead of down last year, figures show. Major savings were expected in the state spend in the area after Pfizer’s Viagra went off patent in Ireland in June of last year.
Tue, 11 Mar, 2014
It is the person with the lower sex drive who maintains control in the sexual relationship.
Sun, 24 Nov, 2013
The Irish Medicines Board has warned that people are putting their lives in danger by taking illegal and fake medicines after it emerged there had been a 60% rise in seizures of sedatives last year.
Tue, 17 Sep, 2013
Davy stockbrokers believe headline figures showing that Ireland is experiencing a double dip recession have been unduly influenced by the performance of multinational companies and that the fundamentals of the economy are improving.
Fri, 16 Aug, 2013
This week’s announcement of a $100m investment in Pfizer plants in Dublin and Ringaskiddy is a positive move in a sector hit by consolidation and the lapse of patents on big-selling drugs like Viagra and Lipitor, reports Kyran FitzGerald
Sat, 13 Jul, 2013
Pfizer is to start selling Viagra online in an effort to take on the glut of websites selling counterfeit and potentially dangerous erectile dysfunction medication for a knock-down price.
Tue, 07 May, 2013
A record-breaking cyberattack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group sent ripples of disruption across the web, experts say.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2013
A record-breaking cyberattack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the web, experts say.
Wed, 27 Mar, 2013
US drug maker Pfizer posted first-quarter profits down 19%, mainly because new generic competition to its blockbuster cholesterol pill Lipitor cut US sales by 15%.
Tue, 01 May, 2012
The HSE spent €6.3m on Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs in 2010 — an increase of 8% of the year before.
Tue, 24 Jan, 2012
VIAGRA helps ailing hearts to recover in a surprising way — by making them less stiff, scientists have learned.
Sat, 24 Dec, 2011
ICON’S alliance with Pfizer Inc is “likely” to generate in excess of $100 million (€69.34m) in revenue a year, and potentially “significantly more,” chief executive Peter Gray said.
Fri, 03 Jun, 2011
Pfizer, which earlier this year announced its plans to lay off hundreds of Irish workers and sell off three of its plants here, today reported net income of $2.475bn in the second quarter of the year.
Wed, 04 Aug, 2010
PFIZER, best known for producing Viagra, has become the country’s biggest multinational. It follows completion of its $68 billion (€45.5bn) takeover of Wyeth which, also has a substantial presence across Ireland.
Sat, 17 Oct, 2009
US FEDERAL prosecutors hit Pfizer with a record-breaking $2.3 billion (€1.61bn) in fines yesterday and called the world’s largest drug maker a repeating corporate cheat for illegal drug promotions that plied doctors with free golf, massages, and resort junkets.
Thu, 03 Sep, 2009
VIAGRA and hair straighteners were among the main items confiscated as customs officials more than doubled the amount of counterfeit goods they seized last year.
Fri, 10 Jul, 2009
OUR correspondent ALLAN PROSSER is again filling in for the absent Liam Mackey who is away on international duty this week.
Tue, 20 Jan, 2009
A CHINESE herbal remedy called horny goat weed is a promising alternative to Viagra for impotent men, Italian researchers said yesterday.
Tue, 30 Sep, 2008
The company behind Viagra announced today that it is to close its manufacturing operations in the British town of Kent after 53 years, resulting in the loss of more than 400 jobs.
Tue, 11 Sep, 2007
IT IS a frustrating fact of scientific endeavour that some discoveries only emerge after long years of research while others just pop up out of the blue.
Sat, 08 Sep, 2007
A VERSION of Elvis Presley’s hit song In the Ghetto, featuring his daughter’s voice, has been created to mark the 30th anniversary today of the king of rock ’n’ roll’s death.
Thu, 16 Aug, 2007
FAILURE to get approval for a blockbuster drug expected to reap billions is the main factor behind the loss of up to 545 jobs at Pfizer in Cork.
Fri, 09 Feb, 2007
The fight against the global €28 billion illegal medicines racket is being waged every day at Irish borders and delivery depots, but is set to escalate further, writes Paul Kelly.
Fri, 14 Apr, 2006
Patients turning to the internet to get cheap drugs can get almost anything they want, with no questions asked. Paul Kelly finds out just how easy it is to get round the law.
Thu, 13 Apr, 2006
THE Taoiseach has underestimated the gravity of the situation whereby some of his advisers (it now seems there are at least two) claimed for themselves academic distinctions they have bought and not earned.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2005
PFIZER, the world’s biggest drugmaker, said third-quarter earnings plunged 52% on lower sales of its Celebrex painkiller and Neurontin epilepsy drug.
Fri, 21 Oct, 2005
I REFER to your report headlined ‘Counterfeit drugs will kill, expert warns’ (Irish Examiner, October 12).
Fri, 21 Oct, 2005
US health officials are examining rare reports of blindness among some men using the impotence drug Viagra.
Fri, 27 May, 2005
Chinese judges will hear tomorrow Pfizer’s appeal against the country’s withdrawal of patent protection for the company’s best-selling erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra, a Pfizer spokesman said.
Wed, 30 Mar, 2005
THE Irish economy is home to 83 pharmaceutical plants accounting for 17,000 jobs and total exports of €35 billion last year.
Fri, 18 Mar, 2005