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# drug - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations
# Nitrous Oxide
# Nitrous Oxide

Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations

Aug 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 31,496 Views 23 Comments

Revenue’s figures indicate a sharp rise in seizures this year.

# drug - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Debunked: The conspiracy theories around the so-called Hollywood drug adrenochrome
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: The conspiracy theories around the so-called Hollywood drug adrenochrome

Jul 29th 2020, 5:16 PM 383,789 Views 0 Comments

Theories claim adrenochrome is harvested from children in a trafficking ring.

# 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
# Spinraza
# Spinraza

'A price has been put on the value of life': HSE will not reimburse drug for children with rare condition

Updated Feb 25th 2019, 7:54 PM 23,150 Views 62 Comments

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
# Medicinal Use
# Medicinal Use

IFA willing to meet health minister after he backs idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis

Dec 25th 2018, 5:00 PM 28,646 Views 57 Comments

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
# Nivolumab
# Nivolumab

'We can live normal lives': Life extending drug now available to hundreds of lung cancer patients

Sep 5th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,223 Views 5 Comments

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
# Kilmainham
# Kilmainham

Woman due in court after €1.4 million worth of drugs found in Dublin

Mar 18th 2018, 7:53 AM 15,537 Views 0 Comments

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
# Naloxone

'We've had up to five doses given before someone comes around': How an anti-overdose drug is saving lives

Feb 18th 2018, 4:00 PM 28,387 Views 23 Comments

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
# Sativex

Father of brain injury victim who suffers spasms seeks access to trial of cannabis-based drug

Feb 11th 2018, 12:05 AM 21,765 Views 22 Comments

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
# Orkambi
# Orkambi

Deal on 'miracle' cystic fibrosis drug expected in a matter of weeks

Mar 6th 2017, 1:24 PM 9,821 Views 15 Comments

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
# Duterte
# Duterte

Philippines president backtracks on claim he threw someone out of a helicopter

Dec 29th 2016, 3:31 PM 12,657 Views 37 Comments

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
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Two arrested after €1.2 million worth of cocaine and mixing agent found in searches

Oct 23rd 2016, 12:54 PM 14,141 Views 4 Comments

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
# Gold Coast
# Gold Coast

A mystery drug has hospitalised 16 people in Australia but authorities don't know what it is yet

Oct 17th 2016, 8:54 AM 28,050 Views 53 Comments

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
# Keep-well Trial
# Keep-well Trial

Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment

Oct 13th 2016, 6:00 AM 17,733 Views 18 Comments

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

# drug - Monday 12 September, 2016

"Addiction is an illness, whether we like it or not" - Drugs Minister wants your views
# Illness
# Illness

"Addiction is an illness, whether we like it or not" - Drugs Minister wants your views

Sep 12th 2016, 6:10 AM 12,711 Views 58 Comments

She also supports injection centres.

# drug - Friday 29 July, 2016

Hospitals told to be on the lookout for patients who have taken lethal 'designer drug'
# Warning
# Warning

Hospitals told to be on the lookout for patients who have taken lethal 'designer drug'

Jul 29th 2016, 4:47 PM 14,751 Views 8 Comments

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
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Most antidepressants ineffective or unsafe for children with major depression

Jun 9th 2016, 6:05 AM 10,752 Views 37 Comments

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
# Sprout
# Sprout

The first 'female Viagra' is here, but there are still reasons to be sceptical

Oct 25th 2015, 10:15 AM 20,734 Views 21 Comments

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
# Laundered Cash
# Laundered Cash

Five women arrested in major Cork drug gang crackdown

Sep 17th 2015, 10:48 AM 12,666 Views 0 Comments

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
# Drug Raid
# Drug Raid

Man taken to hospital with chest injuries after garda raid

Sep 2nd 2015, 10:31 AM 18,274 Views 20 Comments

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"
# Polydrug Use
# Polydrug Use

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

Aug 31st 2015, 2:40 PM 13,737 Views 24 Comments

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
# Allegations
# Allegations

'Just because people are saying it doesn't mean it's true': Bill Cosby goes on the offensive

Jul 23rd 2015, 1:57 PM 10,780 Views 30 Comments

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
# THC

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

Mar 5th 2015, 3:15 PM 48,839 Views 161 Comments

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
# Death Row
# Death Row

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

Mar 3rd 2015, 4:00 PM 24,052 Views 46 Comments

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

# drug - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

This legendary TV presenter got off his face on skunk and said it was 'worse than a war zone'
# Psychosis
# Psychosis

This legendary TV presenter got off his face on skunk and said it was 'worse than a war zone'

Feb 17th 2015, 5:00 PM 24,356 Views 63 Comments

All for science, of course.

# 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

Oct 17th 2014, 9:30 PM 47,549 Views 70 Comments

The woman is said to have no symptoms and to be at low risk to the guests and crew.

# drug - Thursday 2 October, 2014

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

7 Solpadeine chemist stories we can all relate to

Oct 2nd 2014, 7:22 PM 23,633 Views 5 Comments

Please Mr Pharmacist.

# drug - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

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

Jun 1st 2014, 8:30 AM 366 Views 118 Comments

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
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe

May 27th 2014, 12:38 PM 10,518 Views 66 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Would you take antibiotics that weren't prescribed for you?

May 1st 2014, 9:31 AM 14,691 Views 62 Comments

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
# Tullow
# Tullow

Two arrests and €115k of cannabis seized in Carlow raid

Apr 20th 2014, 9:58 AM 9,733 Views 32 Comments

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
# Kildare
# Kildare

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

Apr 19th 2014, 2:41 PM 13,412 Views 0 Comments

Another male was released without charge.

Four to appear before court in connection with massive drug seizure
# Sting
# Sting

Four to appear before court in connection with massive drug seizure

Apr 19th 2014, 9:53 AM 5,472 Views 0 Comments

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
# Sale And Supply
# Sale And Supply

Gardaí seize large amount of cash in two raids on houses in north Dublin

Mar 7th 2014, 11:08 PM 18,189 Views 29 Comments

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
# London
# London

'No further action' to be taken into Nigella Lawson's admission of drug use

Jan 27th 2014, 12:59 PM 6,088 Views 18 Comments

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
# Laois
# Laois

One arrest after cannabis seizure worth €100,000

Jan 16th 2014, 7:40 AM 6,175 Views 31 Comments

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
# Legalised
# Legalised

The positives and negatives: How marijuana affects your brain and body

Jan 11th 2014, 5:00 PM 932,445 Views 164 Comments

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
# Cancer
# Cancer

Health insurance company under fire for not offering cancer drug

Jun 18th 2013, 6:59 PM 9,776 Views 7 Comments

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
# Children
# Children

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

Jun 10th 2013, 6:15 AM 5,423 Views 4 Comments

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
# Cancer
# Cancer

Longer use of breast cancer drug halves the risk of death

Jun 4th 2013, 9:33 AM 3,944 Views 1 Comment

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
# Breaking Bad
# Breaking Bad

Crystal meth: The side effects of Breaking Bad in Ireland

Jun 1st 2013, 7:45 AM 88,098 Views 98 Comments

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

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