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Last month
March 2024
Sedatives, steroids, and erectile dysfunction meds among illegal drugs seized by HPRA
This year
Doctors to inform men taking sodium valproate of risks to unborn children
Last year
Dramatic increase in seizures of ‘falsified’ weight loss and diabetes drug
High demand drives Irish shortage of weight-loss drug Saxenda
Health products regulator did not know springs were being implanted in children
Medicine shortages: Dept Health says 'numerous alternatives available to ensure continuity of care'
Almost 1 million doses of illegal and counterfeit medicine seized by HPRA in 2022
Over 200 medicines unavailable in Ireland, including cough syrups and soluble painkillers
All time
Debunked: Self-proclaimed ‘inventor’ of mRNA vaccines makes nonsense claims about spike proteins
Ivermectin: Seizures of false Covid 'cure' peaked last year, figures from drug watchdog show
Health products regulator warns against unauthorised 'self-tanning' substance
Almost 30,000 doses of ivermectin seized by health authorities last year
HSE looking into whether 'special arrangement' possible for access to severe pregnancy sickness drug
EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives
Genrui antigen tests should be removed from shelves of Irish retailers, HPRA advises
Genrui antigen tests: HPRA and company to investigate after multiple reports of false positives
Huge surge in seizures of ivermectin as HSE warns against using unproven Covid-19 treatments
Sedatives and erectile dysfunction pills: One million doses of illegal medicines seized last year
Health products regulator reports 'small number' of clotting events linked to AstraZeneca vaccine
Irish medicines watchdog probing first blood clot case in AstraZeneca vaccine recipient
Irish regulator says government right to wait for EMA approval before using other vaccines
EMA says benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of side effects'
Vaccines: 740 reports of suspected side-effects have been sent to the health products regulator
Vaccines: 257 people have reported suspected side-effects to the health products regulator
Benefits of Covid-19 vaccines 'continue to outweigh risks' as 81 cases of suspected side effects reported
People advised to hold off on trying for a baby for a period of time after getting Covid-19 vaccination
FactCheck: Yes, the children's flu vaccine is authorised for use in Ireland
Agencies warn of fire risk from emollient skin creams as UK records deaths and injuries
Parents of children affected by scoliosis spinal rod recall to be contacted by surgeons in next 24 hours
A shortage of menopause drugs in Ireland is causing 'inconvenience and distress' for women
'You don't know what's in them': Warning against buying medicines on the internet as over 350,000 pills seized
'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague
No-deal Brexit fears: Health chiefs say enough medicines stockpiled to last till New Year
'We're told we need a massive chest and washboard abs': The rise of steroids - and the unspoken dangers
Illegal medicines: 740 abortion pills were seized in Ireland last year
Over 600 life-saving defibrillators in Ireland require urgent updates, HPRA warns
Irish women report painful complications from controversial sterilisation implant
Reports made of controversial laser treatments being offered in place of vaginal mesh devices
Almost 90,000 illegal prescription medicines, including 5,700 erectile dysfunction pills, seized
Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning