Improving health is one of the toughest challenges facing the world today. As a global biopharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca has a key contribution to make through the discovery, development and commercialisation of innovative medicines for important areas of healthcare, including cardiovascular/metabolic disease, cancer and respiratory, inflammatory and autoimmune disease.
At AstraZeneca Ireland, we aim to stimulate continued creativity throughout our organisation by maintaining a culture in which our people feel valued, energised and rewarded for their ideas and contribution to our success - ideas which can make a difference in all aspects of our business and to healthcare in Ireland.
Currently about 60 people are employed by AstraZeneca in Ireland with a wide range of expertise in different areas including sales, marketing, medical & regulatory affairs, IT, finance and administration. Our Dublin office serves as a hub of communication between our office-based staff and more than half the company's employees that are directly involved in promotion of the company's medicines to healthcare professionals throughout the country.
We market medicines that are designed to improve the health and quality of life of patients in Ireland - medicines which are innovative and effective. In Ireland, AstraZeneca's main focus is in 5 therapy areas: Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes medicines with our Alliance Partners BMS, Pain, Neuroscience/CNS, Oncology and Respiratory.
Worldwide, AstraZeneca invested over €4 billion in R & D in 2012 on research and development highlighting our dedication to finding new medicines that make a real difference to patients’ lives.
AstraZeneca is ranked as one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. In Ireland, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (Ireland) Ltd. is primarily a Sales and Marketing Company, centered in College Park House, 20 Nassau Street, Dublin
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (Ireland) Ltd, College Park House, Nassau St., Dublin 2 (Entrance is off South Fredrick Street) . Phone 01-6097100
From Dublin Airport
Journey time by car approx 40 minutes.
From Connolly Station
Journey time by car 15 minutes.
From Heuston Station
Journey time by car about 35 minutes.
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPCs)
For information on AstraZeneca Ireland’s products please click on the relevant Summary of Product Characteristic link in the IPHA electronic compendium.
If you have a further query on any AstraZeneca product please contact us or phone 01-6097100.
In Ireland, AstraZeneca's main focus is in 5 therapy areas: Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes medicines with our Alliance Partners BMS, Pain, Neuroscience/CNS, Oncology and Respiratory.
Reporting Adverse Events
Any drug may produce unwanted adverse events. Adverse Events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.imb.ie. All adverse events should also be reported to AstraZeneca by freephone 1800800899.
Patient Group Support
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd is proud to have supported the following Patient Groups in 2012. In the interests of transparency a brief description of each activity including the monetary value of financial support is provided below:
Arthritis Ireland work to transform the experience of people living with arthritis and those who care for them, by providing community based education programmes and advocacy. AstraZeneca Ireland supported this patient advocacy group via the printing and distribution of patient information leaflets on Living well with Arthritis. Support: €4376
Asthma Society of Ireland:
The purpose of the Asthma Society is to provide information, advice and reassurance to people with asthma and their families, to act as advocate/representative for them, and to promote awareness and understanding of the condition amongst the general public. Support provided for a non promotional radio campaign to encourage patients to take control of their asthma. The campaign highlighted the frequency of asthma related incidents and steps to take to prevent this. Support: €20,000
Croí is a registered Irish heart charity, whose aim is to reduce the impact of heart disease & stroke on families living in the West of Ireland. Croí pursues this aim by supporting and developing initiatives across all areas of cardiac care, including patient care in the community, family support, disease prevention and community & professional education.Support was provided for the development of research and educational programmes in the West and North West of Ireland. Support: €25,000
Diabetes Federation of Ireland:
The aim of this patient group is to provide a quality service to improve the lives of people affected by diabetes and work with others to prevent and cure diabetes. AstraZeneca Ireland provided an unrestricted donation towards Diabetes Advocacy and corporate support to this organization in 2012. Support: €17,000
Interested in joining us?
We turn good ideas into effective medicines that make a real difference for patients around the world. Good ideas depend on good people and we want to recruit the best.
We aim to give our people the right combination of freedom and support so that they can develop their potential to the full and channel their energy to effectively meet the challenges of working as part of a global business.
Job vacancies occur from time to time in areas such as Sales, Marketing, Medical Information, Regulatory, Clinical Research and Administration.
Potential candidates should be wary of approaches that appear to be offering a job for which they have not applied, especially if personal details or money must be sent in order to proceed with the recruitment. Neither AstraZeneca nor any commissioned third parties recruit in this manner. Such approaches are almost certainly fraudulent attempts to gain details of identity for illegal use.