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New publication shows value of pharmaceutical industry to patients, the health service and the economy (11/05/2014)
Wednesday, 5th November 2014: In the last ten years alone life expectancy in Ireland has gone up by four years and is now above the European average. Some of this change can be attributed to lifestyle changes; however the research shows that more than 70% of the increase can be attributed directly to innovations in modern medicines. This is one of the many pieces of data contained in ‘Bringing Health and Growth to Ireland’ a publication launched today by IPHA (the Irish Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association) and Jerry Buttimer TD, Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on healthcare.

Dr. Leisha Daly elected as President of IPHA (10/06/2014)
Dr Leisha Daly, Country Director of Janssen, has been elected as President of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA).

IPHA distributes medicines.ie extract to over 9,000 healthcare professionals (09/05/2014)
Visits to mediicnes.ie website up 41% on 2013

Pharmaceutical industry welcomes move to make more medicinal products available over the counter (07/17/2014)
Thursday 17th July 2014: The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA), which represents the international research based pharmaceutical industry in Ireland, has welcomed the publication by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA)of a list of twelve active substances (or combinations of substances) contained in medicines currently classified as prescription-only medicines (POM) which could be safely switched from POM to Over The Counter (OTC) sale (sale not subject to medical prescription).

Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association looks forward to working with new Minister for Health (07/14/2014)
The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) which represents the international research based pharmaceutical industry in Ireland has welcomed the appointment of Mr Leo Varadkar as Minister for Health.

Pharmaceutical industry welcomes Europe’s largest Public Private Partnership in healthcare (07/09/2014)
The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) which represents the international research-based pharmaceutical industry in Ireland has welcomed the launch in Brussels today of the second Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI2), marking the continuation of the successful partnership of industry and public bodies efforts in tackling some of the world’s greatest health needs.

Ban on gifts comes into force (07/03/2014)
The national ban on gifts as introduced in the new IPHA Code has come into operation

AESGP Self-Medication Industry Newsletter (06/24/2014)
The latest issue of the AESGP Self-Medication Industry Newsletter which includes:

Pharmaceutical companies can help efficiency through use of electronic signatures (12/17/2013)
Pharmaceutical companies can benefit from the decsion by the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) to accept digital signatures on documents that require a legally binding signature. Since September, the EMA has been using the procedure on documents related to scientific advice for human medicines, orphan medicines and paediatric-medicine procedures.

IPHA welcomes new Health Innovation Hub jobs initiative (12/17/2013)
The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) has welcomed the announcement by Sláinte Healthcare that it will create 80 new jobs in the coming year, as part of the Health Innovation Hub of which IPHA is an industry partner.

 

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