Potentially Knock-On Effect In Ireland Of EU Pharmaceutical Laws

It surrounds IP rights to certain drugs.

Planned changes to EU laws around pharmaceuticals could have a big impact here.

That's the warning from an Irish MEP, as politicians in Europe are looking at issues surround IP rights to certain drugs which current legislation protects for 8 years.

The European Commission has proposed a reduction to six years, arguing that it may lead to cheaper drugs.

Fianna Fail MEP Billy Kelleher says some major pharma companies here could be hugely affected by any changes:

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