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October 20, 2020

Medicines.ie recognised for innovation at Pharma Industry Awards

Medicines.ie, a website owned by the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association, has been recognised for innovation by the Pharma Industry Awards. The website, Ireland’s most accessible source […]
October 15, 2020

The Government has supported the need for new medicines funding but we still have work to do to future-fit Ireland’s biopharmaceutical industry

This week, the Government, led by the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, introduced an €18 billion expansionary Budget – the largest in the history of the State. It […]
October 13, 2020

€50m Budget funding injection is a ‘game-changer’ for patients, says IPHA

Decision to lift funding embargo for latest therapies will help thousands of patients with serious diseases The Budget announcement today [Tuesday] by the Government of €50 […]
October 6, 2020

Almost half of people say COVID-19 has prompted depression and anxiety, according to new survey for IPHA and IPU

Behaviour & Attitudes poll on effects of the pandemic on the public’s wellbeing shows: 44% gained weight, over-ate or were unable to exercise while 24% missed […]
October 5, 2020

IPHA urges Government to fund 11 ‘backlogged’ medicines for over 10,000 patients

Budget is an opportunity for the Government to allocate new funding to new medicines, alongside a substantial contribution by the industry  Industry expects to bring forward […]
September 11, 2020

Pfizer’s Paul Reid Named As New IPHA President

Pfizer’s Paul Reid Named As New IPHA President Biogen’s Michael O’Connell confirmed as Vice-President as industry focuses on ‘collaboration’ and ‘innovation’ Paul Reid, Pfizer Healthcare Ireland’s […]
July 17, 2020

New Government has chance to make medicines innovation count

New Government has chance to make medicines innovation count, writes Bernard Mallee Micheál Martin takes charge of a Government at a time of opportunity and uncertainty […]
July 13, 2020

Almost three in four people would get COVID-19 vaccine, says Ipsos MRBI survey for IPHA

New poll on public attitudes to a vaccine for the virus shows: 81% believe a vaccine will be found – but 62% of them believe it […]
June 15, 2020

New Programme for Government Leaves Funding Crisis For New Medicines

The ‘Programme for Government – Our Shared Future’, published today [Monday], is welcome in many respects but it leaves unresolved the funding crisis for new medicines, […]