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September 14, 2022

Biogen’s Michael O’Connell named as new IPHA President

Biogen’s Michael O’Connell named as new IPHA President Takeda’s Shane Ryan confirmed as Vice-President as industry focuses on a better environment for access, competitiveness and innovation […]
July 4, 2022

Two in five people believe pandemic will never be fully over, says Ipsos survey for IPHA

Two in five people believe pandemic will never be fully over, says Ipsos survey for IPHA Half of people believe Covid-19 pandemic will eventually end while […]
June 20, 2022

Adopting Innovation

Sustained funding and an agile reimbursement system can improve care standards, writes Jim McGrath   The reason medicines are reimbursed is that they improve the standard […]
June 20, 2022

Over half the public has favourable opinion about pharmaceutical industry, says Ipsos survey for IPHA

Over half the public has favourable opinion about pharmaceutical industry, says Ipsos survey for IPHA Latest research shows public values science and the industry’s local societal […]
June 20, 2022

Give patients faster access to new medicines, writes Bernard Mallee

Irish patients deserve faster access to the best new medicines. We are slower than almost every other western European country to give the latest medicines to […]
June 19, 2022

Europe faces choice between innovation or the risk of stagnation, writes Bernard Mallee

A quarter of a century ago, almost half of global new treatments originated in Europe. Today, the proportion has dropped to 22%. The United States has […]
May 23, 2022

Ireland attracts fewer clinical trials than peer countries in Europe, says IPHA survey

More process efficiency urged as data shows Finland and Denmark outperform Ireland in drawing research activity Ireland is attracting fewer clinical trials than some European countries […]
May 11, 2022

Global Covid-19 vaccines equity of access is a ‘shared goal’ as production surges, says industry

Global equity of access to Covid-19 vaccines should be a shared goal, according to the research-based biopharmaceutical industry, with production set to reach 16.3 billion doses by […]
May 9, 2022

Ireland’s spending on medicines is ‘stable’ as patient access challenges persist, says IPHA

Ireland’s spend on medicines as a proportion of overall health expenditure is below the average of 15 other European countries, according an industry analysis of official […]