# medicines - Yesterday’s News
# medicines - Wednesday 4 January, 2017
Within the finite resources of the health system, expensive drugs are routinely turned down.
# medicines - Sunday 13 March, 2016
A pharmacy assistant is qualified to provide cover and dispense medications when a pharmacist is not on the premises.
# medicines - Wednesday 11 February, 2015
The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has flagged around 200 items.
# medicines - Monday 16 June, 2014
It can be harmful, say pharmacists.
# medicines - Tuesday 3 June, 2014
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
Not taking your medication properly? It costs money – and could cost you your life.
# medicines - Sunday 22 December, 2013
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
# medicines - Sunday 21 July, 2013
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
Last year, there were 273 seizures of Yasmin and similar contraceptive pills in Ireland.
# medicines - Friday 14 June, 2013
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
The controversial international counterfeiting treaty will no longer be sent to the European Court of Justice.
# medicines - Wednesday 14 November, 2012
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
The seizure included more than 120,000 tablets and capsules.
# medicines - Friday 21 September, 2012
An expert healthcare group has said this should occur as part of a framework for self-care in Ireland.
# medicines - Monday 6 August, 2012
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
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
The international trade committee has said that the European Parliament should not ratify ACTA next month.
# medicines - Monday 18 June, 2012
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
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
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
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
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# medicines - Tuesday 20 September, 2011
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
Nine things to know this morning…
# medicines - Wednesday 6 April, 2011
Cross-border research team uncovers potentially inappropriate prescribing processes.
# medicines - Thursday 14 October, 2010
Ireland joined a co-ordinated international Interpol operation targeting the sale of illegal and counterfeit medicine.