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# hpra - Friday 31 July, 2020

Agencies warn of fire risk from emollient skin creams as UK records deaths and injuries

When emollient skin creams dry into fabrics, the material can become flammable and poses a danger if it touches a naked flame.

# hpra - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Parents of children affected by scoliosis spinal rod recall to be contacted by surgeons in next 24 hours

Thirty-one such devices have been placed on the Irish market, sparking concern among many parents.

# hpra - Friday 21 February, 2020

A shortage of menopause drugs in Ireland is causing 'inconvenience and distress' for women HRT

A shortage of menopause drugs in Ireland is causing 'inconvenience and distress' for women

That’s according to the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

# hpra - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'You don't know what's in them': Warning against buying medicines on the internet as over 350,000 pills seized

There has been a steady decline in the number of medicines seized in the last three years.

# hpra - Friday 8 November, 2019

'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague

The Health Minister has said he has no intention of meeting with vaping companies.

# hpra - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

No-deal Brexit fears: Health chiefs say enough medicines stockpiled to last till New Year

The HPRA will state that no major supply concerns have been identified to date.

# hpra - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

From The42 'We're told we need a massive chest and washboard abs': The rise of steroids - and the unspoken dangers Hpra

'We're told we need a massive chest and washboard abs': The rise of steroids - and the unspoken dangers

Experts explain why using unprescribed drugs to get ‘the perfect body’ can cause serious health problems.

# hpra - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Illegal medicines: 740 abortion pills were seized in Ireland last year

Of the 619,213 dosage units seized, 36% were sedatives, 18% were erectile dysfunction medicines, and 16% were anabolic steroids.

# hpra - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Over 600 life-saving defibrillators in Ireland require urgent updates, HPRA warns

The HPRA issued its warning ahead of the forecasted drop in temperature over the coming days.

# hpra - Friday 7 December, 2018

Irish women report painful complications from controversial sterilisation implant

The device has not been distributed in Ireland since January 2014.

# hpra - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Reports made of controversial laser treatments being offered in place of vaginal mesh devices

The FDA issued a warning about the use of these treatments in July.

# hpra - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Almost 90,000 illegal prescription medicines, including 5,700 erectile dysfunction pills, seized

The seizure was made as part of the Interpol-coordinated Operation Pangea XI.

# hpra - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning

The HPRA said that it is aware of complaints made from an Irish hospital regarding the Tautmann UT10 patient trolley.

# hpra - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Don't rely on home HIV tests alone for diagnosis, warns watchdog

People are being warned that no HIV self-test can detect the virus immediately after infection and the tests are not 100% reliable.

# hpra - Saturday 7 July, 2018

'Steroids aren't just for people playing in the Olympics anymore - They're more recreational'

A coroner for Cork city this week warned against the dangers of steroid use at the inquest into the death of an 18-year-old boy.

# hpra - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Heart condition medication recalled over 'probable carcinogen' impurity

Patients are being advised to keep taking their medication but to discuss their treatment with a pharmacist or doctor.

# hpra - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Steroids and erectile dysfunction pills: One million doses of illegal medication seized last year

The HPRA has expressed concern about the abuse of anabolic steroids, which have side-effects including liver damage and blood clots.

# hpra - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Here's the number of abortion pills seized in Ireland in the past 10 years

“There is a risk when you buy anything from an unknown source that you simply do not know what you are getting.”

# hpra - Thursday 8 March, 2018

MS drug pulled from Irish and EU market after 12 patients worldwide suffer 'serious brain disorders'

The European Medicines Agency has recommended the immediate suspension and recall of Zinbryta.

# hpra - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Father of brain injury victim who suffers spasms seeks access to trial of cannabis-based drug

Sativex can be trialled for MS sufferers but not those with acquired brain injury.

# hpra - Friday 15 December, 2017

UK watchdog says vaginal mesh to treat prolapse should be banned

Procedures using vaginal mesh implants have been carried out on women in Ireland since the late 90s and are still performed today.

# hpra - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Steroid abuse: Simon Harris wants gym owners to help combat problem

Steroid addiction is on the rise in Ireland.

# hpra - Monday 25 September, 2017

Viagra, steroids and antibiotics among €850,000 worth of medicines seized this year

The number of medicines seized this year is treble that of 2016.

# hpra - Monday 18 September, 2017

Irish women take legal action over 'razor blade' vaginal mesh implants

Women have reported issues such as headaches, lack of energy, discharge, bleeding and pain years after their surgery.

# hpra - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Steroids, growth hormones and erectile dysfunction pills worth €2 million seized in Donegal

Over 60,000 vials labelled as anabolic steroids were seized.

# hpra - Friday 10 February, 2017

Health authority recommends medicinal cannabis to be made available for "specified conditions"

It has been recommended in the treatment of conditions such as multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

# hpra - Thursday 26 January, 2017

'Medicinal cannabis could be made free of charge'

The Oireachtas Health Committee has made several recommendations in its report on medicinal cannabis.

# hpra - Monday 9 January, 2017

Dublin beautician faces trial accused of illegally providing botox-like treatment

She is being prosecuted by the HPRA.

# hpra - Sunday 30 October, 2016

Genesis II Church 'bishop' fined €4,000 for making and marketing 'autism cure'

Genesis II says it is a health and hearing church which does good deeds and enlightens others with the truth.

# hpra - Friday 11 December, 2015

Arsenic and lead found in high-end counterfeit make-up destined for Ireland

Fake versions of MAC, Urban Decay and Benefit products were identified.

# hpra - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Parents warned over harmful face paints ahead of Halloween

High levels of heavy metals have been found in some brands of children’s cosmetics.

# hpra - Monday 20 July, 2015

225,000 animals used for scientific testing in Ireland, in a single year

Animals used in scientific procedures included rabbits, dogs, pigs and ferrets.

# hpra - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Here is how much sun cream you need to not get burnt

The Health Products Regulatory Authority have given some guidelines on staying safe in the sun.

# hpra - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Irish man dies after taking slimming pills he bought online

Two separate investigations are now underway.

# hpra - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Thousands of 'unreliable or dangerous' erectile dysfunction pills seized in past week

Medicines worth over €430,000 were confiscated during the Interpol-led operation.

# hpra - Monday 8 June, 2015

Test claiming to solve Irish health problems through saliva swab under scrutiny Exclusive investigates claims made by Irish-registered DNA home-kit company as consumer watchdog launches probe.

# hpra - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

New risk to drug used by soldiers not mentioned on watchdog website

A new possible side effect of Lariam, which is prescribed as an anti-malarial to members of the Defence Forces, was issued last year.

# hpra - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has flagged around 200 items.

# hpra - Monday 8 September, 2014

Irish public warned to beware of rogue Botox practitioners

The warning comes after a woman was fined €6,000 for performing Botox treatments on customers at her salon.

# hpra - Thursday 7 August, 2014

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