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# drug - Monday 25 February, 2019

'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.

# drug - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

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.

# drug - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

'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.

# drug - Sunday 18 March, 2018

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.

# drug - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'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.

# drug - Sunday 11 February, 2018

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.

# drug - Monday 6 March, 2017

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.

# drug - Thursday 29 December, 2016

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.

# drug - Sunday 23 October, 2016

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.

# drug - Monday 17 October, 2016

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.

# drug - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment

The trials are being run by Trinity’s psychology department.

# drug - Monday 12 September, 2016

# drug - Friday 29 July, 2016

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.

# drug - Thursday 9 June, 2016

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.

# drug - Sunday 25 October, 2015

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.

# drug - Thursday 17 September, 2015

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 - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Man taken to hospital with chest injuries after garda raid

One man in his 40s has been arrested.

# drug - Monday 31 August, 2015

"The stereotype of overdose is a person with a needle in their arm"

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day.

# drug - Thursday 23 July, 2015

'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.”

# drug - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Skunk is becoming more and more of a problem in Ireland  - it is not 'simply cannabis' THC

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.

# drug - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Woman's execution delayed because of problems with the lethal injection

Kelly Gissendaner was due to be put to death last night.

# drug - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

# drug - Friday 17 October, 2014

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

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.

# drug - Thursday 2 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 Solpadeine chemist stories we can all relate to Over The Counter

7 Solpadeine chemist stories we can all relate to

Please Mr Pharmacist.

# drug - Sunday 1 June, 2014

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 - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

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.

# drug - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Poll: Would you take antibiotics that weren't prescribed for you? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# drug - Sunday 20 April, 2014

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.

# drug - Saturday 19 April, 2014

One man charged after €100k worth of drugs seized in armed raids

Another male was released without charge.

Four to appear before court in connection with massive drug seizure

Another five men are still being questioned,

# drug - Friday 7 March, 2014

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.

# drug - Monday 27 January, 2014

'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.

# drug - Thursday 16 January, 2014

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.

# drug - Saturday 11 January, 2014

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.

# drug - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

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.

# drug - Monday 10 June, 2013

Child care court reports show drug abuse, violence and mental illness

The reports are published on the Child Law Project website, which was launched earlier this year.

# drug - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Longer use of breast cancer drug halves the risk of death

It is expected that this will be recommended from now on and as the drug is cheap and widely available, it could have an immediate impact.

# drug - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Crystal meth: The side effects of Breaking Bad in Ireland

“Crystal meth has ravaged whole communities in the US and the same is happening in Ireland,” said Fr Peter McVerry.

# drug - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Man charged in connection with Lusk drug seizure

Gardaí found €250,000 worth of cannabis herb during a search in Lusk as part of an ongoing operation targeting the criminal activity of a North Dublin crime gang.

# drug - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 ways Viagra has changed the world in 15 years Under The Covers This post contains videos

12 ways Viagra has changed the world in 15 years

Happy Birthday Viagra, you old dog you.

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