Healthcare Reform for Irish Patients

Our Vision

is that all Irish Patients can afford and access the medicines they need to get well, stay well and live well.
About Us

We are dedicated to affordable access to medicine

Medicines for Ireland is a pharmaceutical industry body committed to affecting real change and reforms to help ensure that patients across Ireland have access the medicines they need at affordable prices.

Since its foundation in 2016, Medicines for Ireland has been promoting the benefits of the increased use of non-patent medicines in Ireland.

Our members are the suppliers of the majority of medicine in Ireland to the HSE and patients directly.

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Latest Reports

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State Spending

State Spending

Over €2.5 billion spent by the State on medicines in 2021.

Healthcare Spending

Health Expenditure

€26.5 billion was spent in Ireland healthcare in 2020, an increase of 11% on 2019 figures. The growth in spending is due to a 15% increase in government spending.

Life Expentancy

Life Expectancy

The average life expectancy of people born in Ireland has increased by 10 years since 2002.

Our Goals

As an organisation, our core objective is to improve the way Ireland procures and supplies medicines to help expand patient access to affordable, lifesaving and life-enhancing treatment.

  • Enhance access to safe, high-quality medicines for patients across Ireland at an affordable price.
  • Safeguard the supply of medicines to Ireland by helping to ensure supply chains remain secure and reliable.
  • Innovate our approach to acquiring, supplying, and distributing medicines nationwide with the dual objective of pushing down costs and delivering greater equality of access for patients.
  • Inform key stakeholders of the specific and wider benefits associated with the increased usage of off-patent medicines.

12-13 JUNE 2024

Join us at the upcoming Medicines for Europe 30th anniversary annual conference in the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, Dublin, from June 12th to 13th. Industry leaders, healthcare stakeholders, academics, and policymakers will gather to advocate for improved access to medicines. Key topics include exploring the impact of new EU pharmaceutical legislation, identifying opportunities for innovation in value-added medicines, discussing transformative changes in the EU market for medicines, and addressing challenges and opportunities for investment in manufacturing and supply chains.

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Medicines for Ireland

Iconic Offices – The Greenway,

Block C,

Ardilaun Court,

112-114 St Stephen’s Green,

Dublin 2, D02 TD28