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# Medication

Last year
GP centre won't prescribe 'highly addictive' painkillers due to concerns over illegal drug trade
There have been growing concerns in recent weeks about the sale of opioids and other powerful painkillers.
A GP centre in Dublin is refusing to prescribe powerful painkillers like Oxycontin or "highly addictive" benzodiazepines
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said prescription medications often end up being sold on the street
Benzodiazepines are generally prescribed to treat anxiety, sleep disorders and seizures
CAMHS report raises serious concerns about children on medication not getting follow-up care
All time
Call for zero VAT rate to be applied to HRT for women in menopause
Report into Kerry CAMHS services 'shocking', says Taoiseach as nationwide audit ordered
Public warned not to buy fake medicines that claim to treat or prevent coronavirus
Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average
Clinical trials involving Irish patients 'saved the health service €13m' over two years
'We are failing these children spectacularly': Row over drug with 'exorbitant' cost rumbles on
'You wouldn't tell a child they couldn't have chemo, but our son is being denied the medication he needs'
Steroids and erectile dysfunction pills: One million doses of illegal medication seized last year
'I'm most angry at myself': HIV positive people continue to suffer from stigma in Ireland
'In danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory': How tension built ahead of Orkambi deal
'Patients are being put at risk': Funding issues stopping 20,000 people receiving 'life-saving' meds
Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years
Two boys fighting for access to drug that could help them keep walking
Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions
'There’s never a minute in the day I don’t feel pain'
Man who raped woman and left her injured in laneway is jailed for 13 years
'Why am I on anti-depressants? Because I suffer from depression'
Rosemary MacCabe
'There is always the chance of not waking up after a seizure'
Poll: Have you ever bought medication online?
Mindfulness therapy can be as good as medication for preventing depressive relapses
'Disgraceful and dishonourable' doctor found to have over-prescribed sleeping tablets to addict
Mother of Cork toddler thanks hospital for saving her daughter with rare diabetes
Now you can pick up your prescription while you're on holiday
Irish pharmacists say epilepsy and pain relief drugs in short supply
Prescription charges bring in €120m but hurt 'most vulnerable in society'
14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs
Study: Irish people on medication still drink alcohol, even when they shouldn't
Opinion: On medication, I function – off medication, I don’t. It’s as simple as that.
Fiona Kennedy
New drug is "a complete paradigm shift" in cancer treatment
No plans to extend Long Term Illness Scheme list despite not being updated since 1970
Pharmacy delivery service set up after people stop taking meds due to cost
People with asthma, diabetes and high cholesterol worst at taking medication
All set for Christmas, but now you're sick? What should you take to help?
A spaceship crash, near apocalypse, and six other major miscalculations and mistakes
Column: Budgeting our depression? Funding cuts are disastrous to mental health
Kate Bellamy
One third of people are not taking enough of their prescriptions to cure them
Men drink, while women take medication to calm fear of flying
Irish people warming up to generic medicines