Pharmaceutical influence on Government policy

Several colleagues have alluded to the issue already but I want the Leader to seek clarification from the Minister for Health regarding reports of contacts between high-level members of the pharmaceutical sector and the Government in terms of developing policy on drug prices and what the State is prepared to pay. By way of information … Read more

Patents (Amendment) Bill – the importance of research and innovation.

I have a keen interest in the issue of research, particularly medical research but also more generally. I have a very firm near ideological conviction that the future of the country, its salvation and the solution to many of our problems will be largely linked with investment and the appropriate steps we now take in … Read more

The future is science and technology: the need to maintain an innovative edge (in debate on the Patents (Amendment) Bill 2012)

I have a keen interest in the issue of research, particularly medical research but also more generally. I have a very firm near ideological conviction that the future of the country, its salvation and the solution to many of our problems will be largely linked with investment and the appropriate steps we now take in … Read more

Potential future threat to jobs within the pharmaceutical sector

I ask the Leader to consider the holding of a formal debate in this House, with appropriate ministerial presence, on the critical importance, future and threat to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector in this country, which is an extraordinarily important part of our economy that gives us a set of international comparators which are in the … Read more

The Future of the Irish Pharmaceutical Sector

I ask the Leader to consider the holding of a formal debate in this House, with appropriate ministerial presence, on the critical importance, future and threat to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector in this country, which is an extraordinarily important part of our economy that gives us a set of international comparators which are in the … Read more