Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 17°C Thursday 23 September 2021

#Medicines

# medicines - Sunday 26 January, 2020

'Affordable and transparent': HSE's new system for purchasing medicines to cost €1.3 billion
# Procurement
# Procurement

'Affordable and transparent': HSE's new system for purchasing medicines to cost €1.3 billion

Jan 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,472 Views 17 Comments

The five-year tender for a dynamic purchasing system will ensure good quality medicines are available on a timely basis, the HSE said.

# medicines - 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
# Buying Online
# Buying Online

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

Nov 14th 2019, 3:00 PM 10,805 Views 20 Comments

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

# medicines - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 7,345 Views 3 Comments

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

# medicines - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Simon Coveney says people shouldn't stockpile medicines because of Brexit
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

Simon Coveney says people shouldn't stockpile medicines because of Brexit

Feb 19th 2019, 11:37 AM 10,397 Views 38 Comments

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs was speaking to RTÉ ahead of Cabinet discussions for no-deal Brexit planning.

# medicines - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Harris tells public and pharmacies NOT to stockpile medicines for no-deal Brexit
# No Deal
# No Deal

Harris tells public and pharmacies NOT to stockpile medicines for no-deal Brexit

Jan 15th 2019, 7:50 PM 14,009 Views 24 Comments

The Irish government published contingency plans on medicines, transport and the Common Travel Area.

# medicines - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Almost 90,000 illegal prescription medicines, including 5,700 erectile dysfunction pills, seized
# Operation Pangea Xi
# Operation Pangea Xi

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

Oct 23rd 2018, 2:41 PM 10,257 Views 14 Comments

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

# medicines - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Sandwich ingredients safe: Taoiseach rules out 'food stockpiling' in the case of a hard Brexit
# Food Hoarding
# Food Hoarding

Sandwich ingredients safe: Taoiseach rules out 'food stockpiling' in the case of a hard Brexit

Aug 1st 2018, 7:01 AM 14,101 Views 72 Comments

Leo Varadkar says while the Irish government is stockpiling medicines, it has no plans to stockpile food.

# medicines - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Ireland plans to work with other countries to drive down the cost of expensive medicines
# Cost Of Drugs
# Cost Of Drugs

Ireland plans to work with other countries to drive down the cost of expensive medicines

Feb 13th 2018, 3:28 PM 8,899 Views 28 Comments

Ireland is to open negotiations with four countries on drug pricing and supply.

# medicines - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'Oh, that's just the price': €11 difference in cost of same medication in two Dublin pharmacies
# Shop Around
# Shop Around

'Oh, that's just the price': €11 difference in cost of same medication in two Dublin pharmacies

Aug 20th 2017, 9:00 PM 88,355 Views 86 Comments

One man was charged 32c a pill for his depression medication in one Dublin pharmacy, and 73c in another.

# medicines - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Patients should be advised 'to stop treatment when they feel better' instead of full antibiotics course
# New Research
# New Research

Patients should be advised 'to stop treatment when they feel better' instead of full antibiotics course

Jul 27th 2017, 12:35 PM 16,673 Views 21 Comments

Taking the full course doesn’t combat antibiotic resistance, according to a paper in the BMJ.

# medicines - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Epilepsy medicine linked to 'severe malformations' in children in France
# Valproate
# Valproate

Epilepsy medicine linked to 'severe malformations' in children in France

Apr 20th 2017, 10:14 PM 12,834 Views 14 Comments

The types of birth defects attributed to the drug included spina bifida as well as defects of the heart and genital organs.

# medicines - Thursday 9 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 9th 2017, 6:55 PM 15,158 Views 33 Comments

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

# medicines - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

'Not fit for purpose': How an 'arbitrary' system decides what drugs get funded in Ireland
# Value Of Life
# Value Of Life

'Not fit for purpose': How an 'arbitrary' system decides what drugs get funded in Ireland

Jan 4th 2017, 7:00 AM 9,889 Views 45 Comments

Within the finite resources of the health system, expensive drugs are routinely turned down.

# medicines - Sunday 13 March, 2016

'I am nearly 60, but I still need to work': New rules could see pharmacy assistants made redundant
# Over The Counter
# Over The Counter

'I am nearly 60, but I still need to work': New rules could see pharmacy assistants made redundant

Mar 13th 2016, 7:45 AM 36,844 Views 25 Comments

A pharmacy assistant is qualified to provide cover and dispense medications when a pharmacist is not on the premises.

# medicines - 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 50,289 Views 24 Comments

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

# medicines - Monday 16 June, 2014

Do you use medicines to help your child sleep? You shouldn't
# Sleepy Dreamy Nighty Snoozy Snooze
# Sleepy Dreamy Nighty Snoozy Snooze

Do you use medicines to help your child sleep? You shouldn't

Jun 16th 2014, 2:01 PM 25,059 Views 43 Comments

It can be harmful, say pharmacists.

# medicines - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

New €85m research facility supporting 175 jobs opens in Sligo
# Abbvie
# Abbvie

New €85m research facility supporting 175 jobs opens in Sligo

Jun 3rd 2014, 6:57 PM 8,169 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach said it was a further vote of confidence in Ireland as a “leading location for investment for the life sciences sector”.

# medicines - 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 8,161 Views 39 Comments

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

# medicines - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy

Dec 22nd 2013, 8:30 AM 51 Views 49 Comments

Job figure increases are welcome – but Government needs to be bolshy to grab the three things it needs for proper growth.

# medicines - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Unauthorised erectile dysfunction medicine leads to two court cases
# Convictions
# Convictions

Unauthorised erectile dysfunction medicine leads to two court cases

Oct 30th 2013, 8:29 PM 13,083 Views 48 Comments

A man and a woman were found supplying unauthorised prescription medicines for the condition.

# medicines - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Shortages of key medicines is impacting patients' health
# Drugs
# Drugs

Shortages of key medicines is impacting patients' health

Jul 21st 2013, 3:18 PM 5,882 Views 16 Comments

The lack of some anti-depressants, pain-relief medicines and eye ointments has gotten worse in the last 12 months.

# medicines - Monday 1 July, 2013

Six deaths linked to oral contraceptive pill in Ireland
# Medicines
# Medicines

Six deaths linked to oral contraceptive pill in Ireland

Jul 1st 2013, 7:15 AM 61,635 Views 76 Comments

Last year, there were 273 seizures of Yasmin and similar contraceptive pills in Ireland.

# medicines - Friday 14 June, 2013

Electronic cigarettes to be sold as over-the-counter medicines in the UK
# Nicotine
# Nicotine

Electronic cigarettes to be sold as over-the-counter medicines in the UK

Jun 14th 2013, 6:45 AM 8,226 Views 42 Comments

Experts say smokers are at risk from the toxins and tar in cigarettes, not the nicotine that is in e-cigarettes.

# medicines - Thursday 20 December, 2012

ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling
# Acta
# Acta

ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling

Dec 20th 2012, 8:49 AM 40,536 Views 24 Comments

The controversial international counterfeiting treaty will no longer be sent to the European Court of Justice.

# medicines - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Tablet dump to help raise awareness of addiction to medication
# Medicines
# Medicines

Tablet dump to help raise awareness of addiction to medication

Nov 14th 2012, 7:30 AM 6,126 Views 16 Comments

In the past five years, benzodiazepine use has increased by nearly 40 per cent in Ireland. People are being encouraged to dump their old stockpiles of medication.

# medicines - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Illegal medicines worth €375,000 seized in Ireland as part of global operation
# Medicines
# Medicines

Illegal medicines worth €375,000 seized in Ireland as part of global operation

Oct 4th 2012, 9:50 PM 7,698 Views 42 Comments

The seizure included more than 120,000 tablets and capsules.

# medicines - Friday 21 September, 2012

Group wants increase in number of medicines available without prescription
# Self-care
# Self-care

Group wants increase in number of medicines available without prescription

Sep 21st 2012, 7:00 AM 5,093 Views 17 Comments

An expert healthcare group has said this should occur as part of a framework for self-care in Ireland.

# medicines - Monday 6 August, 2012

Sinn Féin: patients and taxpayers are being 'ripped off'
# Health
# Health

Sinn Féin: patients and taxpayers are being 'ripped off'

Aug 6th 2012, 5:54 PM 5,099 Views 42 Comments

Further talks with IPHA about branded medicines are “imminent” but patients are still paying over the odds for generic medicines.

# medicines - Monday 30 July, 2012

Cystic fibrosis patients begin move to new €22m unit
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis patients begin move to new €22m unit

Jul 30th 2012, 9:28 PM 3,962 Views 11 Comments

The new specialised facility at Dublin’s St Vincent’s Hospital comes after an eight-year campaign to provide those suffering with the condition with better care.

# medicines - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Controversial anti-piracy pact rejected by key European parliament committee
# Acta
# Acta

Controversial anti-piracy pact rejected by key European parliament committee

Jun 21st 2012, 2:18 PM 2,775 Views 15 Comments

The international trade committee has said that the European Parliament should not ratify ACTA next month.

# medicines - Monday 18 June, 2012

New deal means some cheaper drugs on the way, says James Reilly
# Medicine
# Medicine

New deal means some cheaper drugs on the way, says James Reilly

Jun 18th 2012, 7:20 PM 4,740 Views 24 Comments

The price of off-patent medicines will be reduced under a new deal agreed between the HSE and the body representing the pharmaceutical industry.

# medicines - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Boots to cut cost of prescription medicines for customers in Ireland
# Health
# Health

Boots to cut cost of prescription medicines for customers in Ireland

May 29th 2012, 7:15 AM 7,728 Views 34 Comments

The pharmacy says that it is to lower the cost of the majority of its prescription medicines which will save customers on average 25 per cent.

# medicines - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Pharmacists warn lack of vital medicines may endanger patients
# Medicine
# Medicine

Pharmacists warn lack of vital medicines may endanger patients

Apr 28th 2012, 12:39 PM 2,683 Views 7 Comments

The head of the Irish Pharmacy Union has said it is unacceptable that pharmacists and patients have put up with medicine shortages.

# medicines - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Breast implants scare to be discussed at Leinster House
# Health
# Health

Breast implants scare to be discussed at Leinster House

Mar 29th 2012, 6:44 AM 1,011 Views 2 Comments

Irish Medicines Board to give latest news on status of PIP implants with which at least 1,500 Irish women were fitted.

# medicines - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Dec 11th 2011, 11:00 AM 55 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# medicines - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Poll: Should cough and cold remedies be banned for the under-6s?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should cough and cold remedies be banned for the under-6s?

Sep 20th 2011, 11:34 AM 2,071 Views 31 Comments

The Irish Medicines Board says over-the-counter cough and cold medicines do no good for smaller children and shouldn’t be given to them. What do you think?

# medicines - Monday 9 May, 2011

# medicines - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Seven out of ten nursing home residents given 'inappropriate' medicine
# Prescriptions
# Prescriptions

Seven out of ten nursing home residents given 'inappropriate' medicine

Apr 6th 2011, 2:13 PM 848 Views 9 Comments

Cross-border research team uncovers potentially inappropriate prescribing processes.

# medicines - Thursday 14 October, 2010

Illegal medicines worth €500k seized
# Medicines
# Medicines

Illegal medicines worth €500k seized

Oct 14th 2010, 4:01 PM 171 Views 0 Comments

Ireland joined a co-ordinated international Interpol operation targeting the sale of illegal and counterfeit medicine.