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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Drug

This year
# Podcast
The Explainer: Why are there still problems accessing a drug that prevents extreme morning sickness?
Listen in to hear political correspondent Christina Finn explaining the situation with Cariban.
All time
# Bray District Court
Nine due in court after the anti-drugs Operation Tara in Wicklow
26 locations in Wicklow were search over four days between 30 November and 3 December.
# Ana Liffey Drug Project
Covid housing supports allowed drug users to 'better engage with treatment services'
It also led to a decreased reliance on drugs and alcohol among some service users.
# nitrous oxide
Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations
Revenue’s figures indicate a sharp rise in seizures this year.
# debunked
Debunked: The conspiracy theories around the so-called Hollywood drug adrenochrome
Theories claim adrenochrome is harvested from children in a trafficking ring.
# Spinraza
'A price has been put on the value of life': HSE will not reimburse drug for children with rare condition
The HSE said the current price of Spinraza – more than €20 million over five years – is not cost-effective.
# medicinal use
IFA willing to meet health minister after he backs idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis
Health Minister Simon Harris says he would like to see Irish farmers growing cannabis crops.
# Nivolumab
'We can live normal lives': Life extending drug now available to hundreds of lung cancer patients
About 2,500 Irish people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year.
# Kilmainham
Woman due in court after €1.4 million worth of drugs found in Dublin
The 32-year-old woman was arrested after the haul in Friday night.
# Naloxone
'We've had up to five doses given before someone comes around': How an anti-overdose drug is saving lives
Naloxone was rolled out across Depaul services in 2016.
# Sativex
Father of brain injury victim who suffers spasms seeks access to trial of cannabis-based drug
Sativex can be trialled for MS sufferers but not those with acquired brain injury.
# Orkambi
Deal on 'miracle' cystic fibrosis drug expected in a matter of weeks
Health Minister Simon Harris said that he wants a good deal for the taxpayer and, most importantly, for patients.
# Duterte
Philippines president backtracks on claim he threw someone out of a helicopter
And that he would do it again if he came across a public official misusing funds.
# Tallaght
Two arrested after €1.2 million worth of cocaine and mixing agent found in searches
Compacting compressing equipment and cocaine mixing agent were also discovered.
# Gold Coast
A mystery drug has hospitalised 16 people in Australia but authorities don't know what it is yet
A man is fighting for his life in intensive care in Queensland after taking the drug.
# keep-well trial
Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment
The trials are being run by Trinity’s psychology department.
# illness
"Addiction is an illness, whether we like it or not" - Drugs Minister wants your views
She also supports injection centres.
# warning
Hospitals told to be on the lookout for patients who have taken lethal 'designer drug'
Five deaths in Ireland have been linked to fentanyl-related substances.
# Mental Health
Most antidepressants ineffective or unsafe for children with major depression
New research found one particular drug is linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts.
# sprout
The first 'female Viagra' is here, but there are still reasons to be sceptical
Questions still hang over the drug, recently approved by the FDA in the United States.
# laundered cash
Five women arrested in major Cork drug gang crackdown
This morning’s operation was part of a major investigation into the drug trade in the city.
# Drug raid
Man taken to hospital with chest injuries after garda raid
One man in his 40s has been arrested.
# polydrug use
"The stereotype of overdose is a person with a needle in their arm"
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day.
# Allegations
'Just because people are saying it doesn't mean it's true': Bill Cosby goes on the offensive
His lawyer said: “The sheer volume, or number of people who are saying a particular thing does not make it true.”
Skunk is becoming more and more of a problem in Ireland - it is not 'simply cannabis'
Immediate action is needed to tackle the issue, drug campaigners say.
# Death Row
Woman's execution delayed because of problems with the lethal injection
Kelly Gissendaner was due to be put to death last night.
# psychosis
This legendary TV presenter got off his face on skunk and said it was 'worse than a war zone'
All for science, of course.
Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation
The woman is said to have no symptoms and to be at low risk to the guests and crew.
# Over the Counter
7 Solpadeine chemist stories we can all relate to
Please Mr Pharmacist.
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.
# Drug use
Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe
The European Drug report also finds that over a quarter of the general population has tried cannabis.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you take antibiotics that weren't prescribed for you?
A warning has been issued this morning that the misuse of the drugs is leading to the rise of superbugs.
# Tullow
Two arrests and €115k of cannabis seized in Carlow raid
Two men, a 33-year-old and 37-year-old, were arrested at the scene.
# Kildare
One man charged after €100k worth of drugs seized in armed raids
Another male was released without charge.
# Sting
Four to appear before court in connection with massive drug seizure
Another five men are still being questioned,
# sale and supply
Gardaí seize large amount of cash in two raids on houses in north Dublin
The raids were part of an on-going investigation into drug dealing.
# London
'No further action' to be taken into Nigella Lawson's admission of drug use
During the trial of two of her former assistants, the celebrity chef admitted to previously using cocaine.
# Laois
One arrest after cannabis seizure worth €100,000
A man in his 30s was arrested following the planned search at a premises in Portarlington, Co Laois.
# Legalised
The positives and negatives: How marijuana affects your brain and body
While there are recreational uses and recognised medical applications of the drug, it can also be damaging to our bodies and minds.
# Cancer
Health insurance company under fire for not offering cancer drug
Senator Professor John Crown said that the decision by GloHealth means private patients are having to be put into public health care.