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#prescription drugs

# prescription-drugs - Friday 14 September, 2018

Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland
# Drug Prevalence
# Drug Prevalence

Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland

Sep 14th 2018, 4:03 PM 22,470 Views 70 Comments

Levels of drug use in Ireland have increased in recent years.

# prescription-drugs - Monday 10 September, 2018

Four men arrested after gardaí seize €52k worth of benzodiazepines and prescription drugs
# Waterford
# Waterford

Four men arrested after gardaí seize €52k worth of benzodiazepines and prescription drugs

Sep 10th 2018, 10:21 AM 16,671 Views 19 Comments

The men have since been released without charge.

# prescription-drugs - Friday 30 December, 2016

Prescription drugs used in three out of every four overdoses
# Drugs
# Drugs

Prescription drugs used in three out of every four overdoses

Dec 30th 2016, 7:00 AM 9,303 Views 11 Comments

Benzodiazephines were implicated in 228 deaths in 2014 compared to 77 in 2004.

# prescription-drugs - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Gardaí seize prescription drugs and €350k in cash after stopping cars on the M1
# Zopiclone
# Zopiclone

Gardaí seize prescription drugs and €350k in cash after stopping cars on the M1

Jun 15th 2016, 9:47 AM 15,745 Views 14 Comments

Three men were arrested and one remains in custody.

# prescription-drugs - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Over 60,000 units of illegal prescription drugs seized in online crackdown
# Operation Pangea Ix
# Operation Pangea Ix

Over 60,000 units of illegal prescription drugs seized in online crackdown

Jun 9th 2016, 4:34 PM 13,915 Views 40 Comments

Body-building steroids accounted for more than half of drugs illegally bought online.

# prescription-drugs - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

People are taking drugs like Ritalin to help them perform better in school and work
# Focus
# Focus

People are taking drugs like Ritalin to help them perform better in school and work

Apr 1st 2015, 6:03 AM 17,225 Views 37 Comments

And scientists aren’t sure that’s a good thing.

# prescription-drugs - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Heard of 'Zopiclone' and 'Olanzapine'? ... More and more people are dying after taking them
# Overdoses
# Overdoses

Heard of 'Zopiclone' and 'Olanzapine'? ... More and more people are dying after taking them

Dec 20th 2014, 8:30 PM 59,844 Views 47 Comments

The two prescription drugs were the main substance recorded in more than 70 poisoning deaths over a two year period.

# prescription-drugs - Monday 10 February, 2014

Woman fined €3k for selling wrinkle filler prescription drug
# Cosmetic Surgery
# Cosmetic Surgery

Woman fined €3k for selling wrinkle filler prescription drug

Feb 10th 2014, 2:37 PM 13,096 Views 20 Comments

Mary Concepta Burke did not have a prescription to sell Dysport which is a competitor to Botox.

# prescription-drugs - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Irish pharmacy union doesn't believe pharmacies will jump to cheaper model
# Prescription Drugs
# Prescription Drugs

Irish pharmacy union doesn't believe pharmacies will jump to cheaper model

Jan 16th 2014, 5:47 PM 16,220 Views 30 Comments

A pharmacy is Dundrum is promising to match drug prices in the North with a new scheme.

# prescription-drugs - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Prescription drugs worth €75k seized from house in Summerhill
# Dublin
# Dublin

Prescription drugs worth €75k seized from house in Summerhill

Dec 21st 2013, 3:22 PM 14,452 Views 30 Comments

A 25-year-old man has been arrested.

# prescription-drugs - Monday 10 December, 2012

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

Dec 10th 2012, 2:15 PM 5,113 Views 43 Comments

A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.

# prescription-drugs - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Prescription drug usage on the rise among women
# Drugs
# Drugs

Prescription drug usage on the rise among women

Nov 23rd 2011, 12:35 PM 2,082 Views 7 Comments

A survey on drug consumption in Ireland has noted a “huge increase” in the usage of legally available opiates – particularly among women – prompting a call for the examination of how benzodiazepines are prescribed.

# prescription-drugs - 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 868 Views 0 Comments

Cross-border research team uncovers potentially inappropriate prescribing processes.