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#Medication

# medication - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Public warned not to buy fake medicines that claim to treat or prevent coronavirus
# Covid19
# Covid19

Public warned not to buy fake medicines that claim to treat or prevent coronavirus

Mar 24th 2020, 4:06 PM 7,374 Views 7 Comments

The European Medicines Agency said these falsified medicines can cause serious harm.

# medication - Monday 8 July, 2019

Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average
# Medication
# Medication

Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average

Jul 8th 2019, 3:00 PM 31,670 Views 79 Comments

Benzodiazepine medicine use in women over 65 years is 40% higher than in men, finds a new report.

# medication - Monday 20 May, 2019

Clinical trials involving Irish patients 'saved the health service €13m' over two years
# Health
# Health

Clinical trials involving Irish patients 'saved the health service €13m' over two years

May 20th 2019, 5:46 PM 9,083 Views 3 Comments

A new report published today is calling for a scaling-up of clinical research infrastructure in Ireland.

# medication - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'We are failing these children spectacularly': Row over drug with 'exorbitant' cost rumbles on
# Spinraza
# Spinraza

'We are failing these children spectacularly': Row over drug with 'exorbitant' cost rumbles on

Mar 10th 2019, 8:00 AM 9,228 Views 13 Comments

Negotiations, and clashes, over the price of Spinraza are ongoing behind the scenes.

# medication - Sunday 3 February, 2019

'You wouldn't tell a child they couldn't have chemo, but our son is being denied the medication he needs'
# Spinraza
# Spinraza

'You wouldn't tell a child they couldn't have chemo, but our son is being denied the medication he needs'

Feb 3rd 2019, 4:00 PM 19,321 Views 17 Comments

Parents of children with a rare genetic condition are fighting for access to a potentially life-changing drug.

# medication - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 17th 2018, 12:34 PM 11,006 Views 23 Comments

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

# medication - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'I'm most angry at myself': HIV positive people continue to suffer from stigma in Ireland
# HIV
# HIV

'I'm most angry at myself': HIV positive people continue to suffer from stigma in Ireland

Sep 28th 2017, 6:10 AM 18,679 Views 33 Comments

17% of people living in HIV say they have felt suicidal in the last year.

# medication - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'In danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory': How tension built ahead of Orkambi deal
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'In danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory': How tension built ahead of Orkambi deal

Aug 26th 2017, 12:05 AM 12,510 Views 11 Comments

HSE and Vertex employees were working long hours behind the scenes to secure the historic agreement.

# medication - Thursday 27 July, 2017

'Patients are being put at risk': Funding issues stopping 20,000 people receiving 'life-saving' meds
# Entresto
# Entresto

'Patients are being put at risk': Funding issues stopping 20,000 people receiving 'life-saving' meds

Jul 27th 2017, 10:42 AM 8,116 Views 8 Comments

The medication has been proven to help cardiac problems.

# medication - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years
# Heart Attack
# Heart Attack

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years

Jun 20th 2017, 7:27 AM 8,122 Views 31 Comments

The medication has shown promise in mice.

# medication - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Two boys fighting for access to drug that could help them keep walking

Two boys fighting for access to drug that could help them keep walking

May 13th 2017, 8:15 PM 13,951 Views 12 Comments

Translarna, the only treatment for boys with a specific type of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, costs €400,000 per patient per year.

# medication - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions
# Medicine
# Medicine

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:05 AM 12,142 Views 6 Comments

People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.

# medication - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'There’s never a minute in the day I don’t feel pain'
# Fibromyalgia
# Fibromyalgia

'There’s never a minute in the day I don’t feel pain'

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 56,625 Views 31 Comments

Eleanor O’Farrell is one of the many people in Ireland who have fibromyalgia, often dubbed ‘the invisible illness’.

# medication - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Man who raped woman and left her injured in laneway is jailed for 13 years
# Courts
# Courts

Man who raped woman and left her injured in laneway is jailed for 13 years

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:05 AM 28,871 Views 33 Comments

The woman was found “in a shocking condition”, the judge said.

# medication - Thursday 19 May, 2016

'Why am I on anti-depressants? Because I suffer from depression'
# Column
# Column

'Why am I on anti-depressants? Because I suffer from depression'

May 19th 2016, 1:23 PM 2,376 Views 144 Comments

‘We’ve come on in leaps and bounds when it comes to conversations around mental health but we are still so ANTI antidepressants, it’s depressing,” writes Rosemary MacCabe.

# medication - Thursday 17 December, 2015

'There is always the chance of not waking up after a seizure'
# Epilepsy
# Epilepsy

'There is always the chance of not waking up after a seizure'

Dec 17th 2015, 6:02 AM 22,019 Views 26 Comments

Irish-led research could lead to a breakthrough in treatment for people with epilepsy.

# medication - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Poll: Have you ever bought medication online?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you ever bought medication online?

Jul 2nd 2015, 9:27 AM 22,059 Views 51 Comments

Irish people have been warned about the dangers of buying from unregistered sites.

# medication - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Mindfulness therapy can be as good as medication for preventing depressive relapses
# Depression
# Depression

Mindfulness therapy can be as good as medication for preventing depressive relapses

Apr 21st 2015, 6:15 AM 14,626 Views 40 Comments

The alternative treatment helps patients learn how to respond more constructively to their thoughts and feelings.

# medication - Monday 23 March, 2015

'Disgraceful and dishonourable' doctor found to have over-prescribed sleeping tablets to addict
# Prescription
# Prescription

'Disgraceful and dishonourable' doctor found to have over-prescribed sleeping tablets to addict

Mar 23rd 2015, 6:00 PM 20,185 Views 0 Comments

A fitness to practice committee found 11 allegations against De Mohammed Khan resulted in professional misconduct.

# medication - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Mother of Cork toddler thanks hospital for saving her daughter with rare diabetes
# Never Seen Before
# Never Seen Before

Mother of Cork toddler thanks hospital for saving her daughter with rare diabetes

Feb 25th 2015, 7:30 PM 20,066 Views 8 Comments

Medication designed for Ava has meant that she no longer needs an insulin pump and can now live at home.

# medication - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Now you can pick up your prescription while you're on holiday
# Cross Border Prescriptions
# Cross Border Prescriptions

Now you can pick up your prescription while you're on holiday

Nov 16th 2014, 3:47 PM 15,371 Views 33 Comments

If you’re in the EU, that is.

# medication - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Irish pharmacists say epilepsy and pain relief drugs in short supply
# Medication
# Medication

Irish pharmacists say epilepsy and pain relief drugs in short supply

Oct 22nd 2014, 11:55 AM 6,735 Views 14 Comments

The Department of Health said medicine shortages are a global issue but it works with health professionals to avoid and manage them when they arise.

# medication - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Prescription charges bring in €120m but hurt 'most vulnerable in society'
# Medication
# Medication

Prescription charges bring in €120m but hurt 'most vulnerable in society'

Sep 14th 2014, 8:34 AM 6,423 Views 38 Comments

Groups representing carers, elderly people and those on low incomes have called for a reduction but that’s not likely to happen in the next Budget.

# medication - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs
# Bad Dose
# Bad Dose

14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs

Jul 16th 2014, 9:10 AM 5,019 Views 4 Comments

One of the most frequently inappropriately prescribed drugs was aspirin – given to those with no history of brain or heart problems.

# medication - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Study: Irish people on medication still drink alcohol, even when they shouldn't
# Not Good
# Not Good

Study: Irish people on medication still drink alcohol, even when they shouldn't

Jul 3rd 2014, 8:07 AM 10,154 Views 27 Comments

Researchers found that one in five people taking anti-depressants reported drinking heavily.

# medication - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Opinion: On medication, I function – off medication, I don’t. It’s as simple as that.
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: On medication, I function – off medication, I don’t. It’s as simple as that.

Jun 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 139 Views 57 Comments

I want to put myself out there as walking proof that medication can, and does, work – and more that that, it’s vital for me to keep functioning.

# medication - Monday 16 June, 2014

New drug is "a complete paradigm shift" in cancer treatment
# Wonder Drug
# Wonder Drug

New drug is "a complete paradigm shift" in cancer treatment

Jun 16th 2014, 9:45 PM 32,830 Views 82 Comments

Nine Irish people have been treated with Ibrutinib thus far.

# medication - Sunday 8 June, 2014

No plans to extend Long Term Illness Scheme list despite not being updated since 1970
# No Review
# No Review

No plans to extend Long Term Illness Scheme list despite not being updated since 1970

Jun 8th 2014, 8:30 PM 26,566 Views 46 Comments

There have been calls that the new expert review panel for medical cards should match conditions on the LTI list.

# medication - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Pharmacy delivery service set up after people stop taking meds due to cost
# Pharmacy
# Pharmacy

Pharmacy delivery service set up after people stop taking meds due to cost

Apr 13th 2014, 8:15 AM 22,658 Views 39 Comments

Healthwave offers generic medications to members of its Health Pass scheme. Now, it delivers medication around Ireland to further cut down on costs.

# medication - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

People with asthma, diabetes and high cholesterol worst at taking medication
# Popping Pills
# Popping Pills

People with asthma, diabetes and high cholesterol worst at taking medication

Mar 25th 2014, 2:45 PM 8,174 Views 37 Comments

Not taking your medication properly? It costs money – and could cost you your life.

# medication - Saturday 21 December, 2013

All set for Christmas, but now you're sick? What should you take to help?
# Flu Be Gone
# Flu Be Gone

All set for Christmas, but now you're sick? What should you take to help?

Dec 21st 2013, 8:45 AM 18,599 Views 49 Comments

Confused about over-the-counter medicines? If you’re sick what should you ask for?

# medication - Saturday 26 October, 2013

A spaceship crash, near apocalypse, and six other major miscalculations and mistakes
# Misperceptions
# Misperceptions

A spaceship crash, near apocalypse, and six other major miscalculations and mistakes

Oct 26th 2013, 9:15 AM 11,104 Views 17 Comments

You’ll be making sure your i’s are dotted and your t’s crossed after this.

# medication - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Column: Budgeting our depression? Funding cuts are disastrous to mental health
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Budgeting our depression? Funding cuts are disastrous to mental health

Oct 19th 2013, 12:00 PM 67 Views 123 Comments

Cuts to medical card allowances and social welfare payments have a direct impact on peoples’ the mental health – I know because I am one of those affected, writes Kate Bellamy.

# medication - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

One third of people are not taking enough of their prescriptions to cure them
# Medication
# Medication

One third of people are not taking enough of their prescriptions to cure them

Sep 25th 2013, 4:08 PM 6,205 Views 48 Comments

This figure gets worse for people with long-term illnesses as a report found they are often struggling with the cost of their treatment regime.

# medication - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Men drink, while women take medication to calm fear of flying
# Me Nerves
# Me Nerves

Men drink, while women take medication to calm fear of flying

Jun 9th 2013, 3:07 PM 8,185 Views 42 Comments

More than 20 per cent of women have a fear of flying compared with just 12 per cent of men.

# medication - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Irish people warming up to generic medicines
# Medication
# Medication

Irish people warming up to generic medicines

Jun 6th 2013, 11:06 AM 6,680 Views 26 Comments

The Irish Medicine Board expects lists of interchangeable medicines to be ready within two months of legislation on the drugs commencing.

# medication - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Longer use of breast cancer drug halves the risk of death
# Cancer
# Cancer

Longer use of breast cancer drug halves the risk of death

Jun 4th 2013, 9:33 AM 3,950 Views 1 Comment

It is expected that this will be recommended from now on and as the drug is cheap and widely available, it could have an immediate impact.

# medication - Thursday 18 April, 2013

HSE introduces preferred drug initiative to save €15 million in budget
# Drugs
# Drugs

HSE introduces preferred drug initiative to save €15 million in budget

Apr 18th 2013, 5:56 PM 7,735 Views 22 Comments

The recommended drugs are for ulcer disease and high cholesterol which account for 15 per cent of the drugs budget.

# medication - Monday 15 April, 2013

Reilly urged to help make Lung Fibrosis drug available
# Lung Fibrosis
# Lung Fibrosis

Reilly urged to help make Lung Fibrosis drug available

Apr 15th 2013, 2:45 PM 5,644 Views 28 Comments

The HSE is currently in negotiations with the manufacturers of Pirfenidone, which has life-extending benefits for Lung Fibrosis patients.

# medication - Friday 5 April, 2013

US court orders wider access for morning after pill regardless of age
# Morning After Pill
# Morning After Pill

US court orders wider access for morning after pill regardless of age

Apr 5th 2013, 8:00 PM 6,331 Views 16 Comments

The judge ruled that current restrictions requiring teens to obtain a prescription were “politically motivated” and “scientifically unjustified”.

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