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July 12, 2021

Industry presses for protection of IP rights for Covid vaccines and treatments

The originator biopharmaceutical industry, in Dublin and Brussels, is pressing for the protection intellectual property as efforts intensify to waive inventors’ rights to own patents for […]
June 21, 2021

Just 4% of people still to decide whether they will get vaccinated for COVID-19, says Ipsos MRBI tracker survey for IPHA

Just 4% of people still to decide whether they will get vaccinated for COVID-19, says Ipsos MRBI tracker survey for IPHA Hesitancy over COVID-19 vaccine wanes, […]
June 14, 2021

IPHA launches #InvestInOurFutures ahead of new Agreement talks and Budget

IPHA launches #InvestInOurFutures ahead of new Agreement talks and Budget The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) has launched #InvestInOurFutures, a campaign aimed at supporting negotiations on […]
May 31, 2021

We need a policy for making ‘breakthrough’ cell and gene therapies available to patients, writes Bernard Mallee

As if Covid-19 wasn’t enough, the health service was hit by a ransomware attack, delaying care for patients across the country. Hackers exposed the vulnerabilities of […]
May 31, 2021

Ireland lags European peers on speed of access to new medicines, says latest survey on wait times

Ireland lags European peers on speed of access to new medicines, says latest survey on wait times Patients in Germany get new medicines four times faster […]
May 27, 2021

Industry urges policy on CGTs as PwC Pathfinder Study shows potential to tackle unmet medical needs

Industry urges policy on CGTs as PwC Pathfinder Study shows potential to tackle unmet medical needs Breakthrough cell and gene therapies need White Paper that guides […]
May 24, 2021

Public appetite for COVID-19 vaccine rises to 88%, says Ipsos MRBI tracker survey for IPHA

Public appetite for COVID-19 vaccine rises to 88%, says Ipsos MRBI tracker survey for IPHA Just 4% of people would refuse a COVID-19 vaccine as hesitancy […]
May 19, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines dose-sharing and surged production can protect the world’s population, says IPHA

COVID-19 vaccines dose-sharing and surged production can protect the world’s population, says IPHA Industry urges partnership in the effort to equitably vaccinate all priority populations globally […]
May 6, 2021

Biopharmaceutical industry urges Government to oppose ‘ineffectual’ IP waiver proposal

Biopharmaceutical industry urges Government to oppose ‘ineffectual’ IP waiver proposal Waiving IP rights would not boost global production for COVID-19 vaccines, says IPHA  Ireland’s international originator […]