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# drugs - Today’s News

Suffer from lower back pain? Paracetamol might not be effective in relieving symptoms

A study has found the drug to be no more effective than a placebo in treating the condition.

# drugs - Yesterday’s News

Was Peaches a heroin addict?: ‘Yes’. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment

Full inquest rules that the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose.

# drugs - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Man charged after ecstasy, cocaine and €300,000 in cash found in garda raid

The 55-year-old was arrested in Kinsealy yesterday.

Gardaí seized €32 million worth of drugs in 12 months

And how many suspected drug traffickers were arrested?

# drugs - Saturday 19 July, 2014

US police saving people from overdoses with new heroin antidote

Police had been “literally standing by and watching someone die of a drug overdose”.

# drugs - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From The Score Rugby had higher percentage of positive drugs tests than athletics in 2013 Testing

Rugby had higher percentage of positive drugs tests than athletics in 2013

1.3 per cent of the samples taken in rugby showed the presence of prohibited substances.

Gardaí arrest five after €500k ecstasy seizure in Dublin

Equipment, chemicals and 50,000 tablets were found in a series of searches.

# drugs - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Four men due in court after €114K cannabis seizure

The discovery was made at a house in Granard yesterday.

# drugs - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street

Tom Curran, partner of Marie Fleming, has welcomed the news that Savitex will be available to patients in Ireland.

# drugs - Friday 11 July, 2014

Taking preventative HIV drugs is ‘an individual choice’, says WHO HIV

Taking preventative HIV drugs is ‘an individual choice’, says WHO

New guidelines issued by WHO “strongly recommend” gay men take the drugs, but says that advice does not apply to every case.

Cork woman charged with dealing cocaine at a bingo hall

She’s been ordered to stay away from the bingo hall.

# drugs - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Students at UCC are more likely to have tried drugs, apparently

Marijuana is the most popular drug among the college’s students.

# drugs - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From The Score Lance Armstrong ‘honoured’ to write the foreword to Emma O’Reilly’s book Soigneur

Lance Armstrong ‘honoured’ to write the foreword to Emma O’Reilly’s book

The Dublin woman reveals her side of the story in ‘The Race to Truth’.

# drugs - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Opinion: Rob Ford’s mysterious popularity – why Canada’s most scandalous citizen is the new Bill Clinton

Clinton’s dalliance with an intern now looks dull in comparison with the Toronto Mayor’s behaviour, but the dynamics of the two scandals have deeply polarised electorates in similar ways.

# drugs - Monday 30 June, 2014

One arrest after €80k worth of cannabis plants seized in Killarney

The raid took place yesterday evening in the Muckross.

# drugs - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Man released without charge following €4m heroin seizure

Two other people arrested in connection with the haul appeared before court yesterday.

# drugs - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Two men in court charged in connection with €2m drug seizure on the Stillorgan Road

It’s estimated the street value amounts to €2.24 million.

Man and woman to appear in court in connection with €4m heroin seizure

The 27 kilos of heroin was discovered in a truck that was searched by gardaí on the M1.

# drugs - Friday 27 June, 2014

# drugs - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From The Score A double stage winner failed a drugs test during this year’s Giro d’Italia Giro2014

A double stage winner failed a drugs test during this year’s Giro d’Italia

Diego Ulissi’s Lampre team confirmed the news today.

# drugs - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Investigation launched after drone full of drugs touched down at Dublin prison

One of the prisoners is believed to have swallowed some of the packages contained in the helicopter drone.

# drugs - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Drugs and prostitution will be used to measure Ireland’s GDP

Austria, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Slovenia and Sweden have all begun including these figures as part of their GDP.

# drugs - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Four men to appear in court after €376,000 cannabis seizure

The drugs were found at three premises in Finglas.

# drugs - Thursday 19 June, 2014

‘One suicide within prison is too many’

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

# drugs - Monday 16 June, 2014

New drug is “a complete paradigm shift” in cancer treatment

Nine Irish people have been treated with Ibrutinib thus far.

# drugs - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Over €1mn of cannabis seized by gardaí in two Wicklow raids

An estimated 51 kg of the drug was discovered in Newtownmountkennedy.

# drugs - Friday 13 June, 2014

Marijuana could soon be decriminalised in Jamaica

The move was motivated by a need to reduce burdens on the court system.

Calls made for “wonder MS drug” to be made available by HSE

The drug fampridine which has a brand name Frampyra has been proven to increase the mobility of sufferers.

# drugs - Thursday 12 June, 2014

A childhood in dangerous Colombia inspires…

Juan Gabriel Vásquez grew up in a Bogotá rife with violence, and a drugs trade beginning to take off. His experiences inspired his IMPAC-winning novel.

# drugs - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Gardaí seize €40k of cannabis in Longford raid

Two males were arrested, and one has been released without charge.

# drugs - Friday 6 June, 2014

Man and woman in their 50s arrested over €250,000 drugs bust

During the search of a house 110 cannabis plants were discovered.

Cocaine worth €35k seized in Cork City

Two men were search by gardaí in the Blackpool area of the city

# drugs - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Plant stimulant and cigarettes seized in operations targeting tobacco black market

The items seized today have a total value of around €50,000.

Man arrested as €800,000 worth of cannabis found in Kildare house

40kg of cannabis herb was found in Crossmorris.

# drugs - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Poll: Should we change our national drugs strategy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we change our national drugs strategy?

Le us know what you think: Should Ireland change its drugs strategy to focus on public health rather than criminal justice?

Opinion: The ‘War on Drugs’ has failed – let’s finally implement policies that make sense

Several drug-related deaths and hospitalisations this month demonstrate how our adherence to an overly-simplistic drug policy is misguided and dangerous.

# drugs - Saturday 31 May, 2014

€300,000 worth of cannabis plants seized in Leitrim

A 43-year-old man has been arrested and is being held at Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station.

Brennan’s bread, cannabis, and the world’s heaviest man: The week in numbers

Plus: How many postmen are attacked by dogs every week.

Hundreds of cannabis plants discovered in two adjoining Kerry properties

Gardaí found 250 plants in various stages of growth at the two properties.

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