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# hpra - Friday 11 December, 2015

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

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

Dec 11th 2015, 1:54 PM 15,003 Views 16 Comments

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
# CAREFUL
# CAREFUL

Parents warned over harmful face paints ahead of Halloween

Oct 24th 2015, 7:30 AM 10,874 Views 7 Comments

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
# Animal Testing
# Animal Testing

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

Jul 20th 2015, 9:00 PM 20,143 Views 86 Comments

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
# Stay Safe
# Stay Safe

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

Jul 1st 2015, 4:16 PM 32,527 Views 21 Comments

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
# Toxic
# Toxic

Irish man dies after taking slimming pills he bought online

Jun 25th 2015, 4:02 PM 28,910 Views 33 Comments

Two separate investigations are now underway.

# hpra - Thursday 18 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 18th 2015, 4:00 PM 9,886 Views 32 Comments

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
# Food Intolerance
# Food Intolerance

Test claiming to solve Irish health problems through saliva swab under scrutiny

Jun 8th 2015, 6:01 AM 17,798 Views 25 Comments

TheJournal.ie 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
# Lariam
# Lariam

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

Jun 3rd 2015, 3:16 PM 12,188 Views 4 Comments

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
# Europe
# Europe

Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list

Feb 11th 2015, 9:36 AM 50,290 Views 24 Comments

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
# Frozen
# Frozen

Irish public warned to beware of rogue Botox practitioners

Sep 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,056 Views 11 Comments

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

# hpra - Thursday 7 August, 2014

There is a brand of pregnancy test that may be giving false positives
# False Alarm
# False Alarm

There is a brand of pregnancy test that may be giving false positives

Aug 7th 2014, 10:25 AM 17,767 Views 14 Comments

Uh oh….

# hpra - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Epilepsy drug for children recalled over contamination risk
# Seizures
# Seizures

Epilepsy drug for children recalled over contamination risk

Jul 30th 2014, 1:47 PM 8,270 Views 14 Comments

The Health Products Regulatory Authority said this is just a precautionary measure and patients do not have to return packs to their pharmacy.

# hpra - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Is spraying sun cream on our kids doing them more harm than good?
# Protect Yourself
# Protect Yourself

Is spraying sun cream on our kids doing them more harm than good?

Jul 12th 2014, 7:00 AM 20,830 Views 26 Comments

The FDA is investigating whether this product is harmful as people may accidentally breath in dangerous chemicals.