Pharma industry contains big opportunities

The sector has long been important to Ireland's economy, but new developments could attract even more investment here, writes Barry O'Leary.

14th July, 2012
Pharma industry contains big opportunities
Pharma offers huge growth opportunities in the years ahead.

The global pharmaceutical industry has been undergoing a period of dramatic restructuring over recent years due to patent expiry, lack of new products, mergers and acquisition activity and rationalisations.

These challenges are global in nature but have local implications here, where the pharma industry is a central pillar of the Irish economic story. Rather like the PC industry in the 1990s or airlines in the 1980s, pharma is going through a period of industry transformation,...

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