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# Pills

This year
Simon Harris: 'Direct link between snorting a line and murder, assault, criminality and misery'
The Justice Minister told the Dáil that casual drug use was far from victimless.
All time
Man who crashed car after taking six ecstasy tablets jailed for two years
Anthony Ward (26) drove the car at night with the lights switched off at speeds of up to 160 km/hr.
Three 12-year-old girls in serious condition in Manchester after taking ecstasy pills
Salford police say that the tablets are called ‘Teddy Tablets’.
This is what €225,000 worth of ecstasy tablets looks like
A man in his 40s has been arrested after a raid in west Dublin yesterday.
These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons
The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.
Poll: Have you ever bought medication online?
Irish people have been warned about the dangers of buying from unregistered sites.
Of 23,000 who say they took MDMA, 202 ended up in hospital
There has been a steady rise in the number of people seeking medical treatment after taking the drug over the past few years.
An "imaginary meal" pill could help fight obesity
The pill is like a “relay race”, researchers say.
'Superman' ecstasy tablets worth €1.2 million seized in Dublin
The tablets — impressed with a Superman-style ‘S’ — originated in Belgium.
HSE issues alert as green ecstasy pills kill two people in the last four days
The HSE is warning against the consumption of the green pills.
Ireland's casual attitude to antibiotics leading to 'alarming rise' in superbugs
A new campaign is being launched today to encourage better practice in relation to antibiotics among both doctors and patients.
Irish people warming up to generic medicines
The Irish Medicine Board expects lists of interchangeable medicines to be ready within two months of legislation on the drugs commencing.
Tablet dump to help raise awareness of addiction to medication
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.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.