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This year
HSE forms national 'red alert' team after clusters of drug overdoses in Dublin and Cork
Each HSE region will be asked to form their own localised response teams in case dangerous batches end up on the market in their area.
Last year
The Explainer: What caused dozens of overdoses in Dublin recently?
A potent synthetic opioid was found in the heroin that caused overdoses, but what are nitazenes?
Ireland 'needs to be ready' for increase in fentanyl use amid expected heroin shortage
Fentanyl being 'constantly monitored' amid fears of drug hitting Irish market, minister says
All time
The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers
Prince's family to sue doctor over 'failing to treat opioid addiction'
Man executed in Nebraska prison using untested lethal injection
Prosecutor won't file criminal charges in connection with Prince's death
Drug 100 times more potent than morphine being mixed with heroin and cocaine
Warning to drug users over opioid 10,000 times more potent than morphine
Warning issued over dangerous new drug in Cork following death of 16-year-old
Counterfeit pills found at Prince's estate contained drug 50 times more powerful than heroin
Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in US overdose battle
Hospitals told to be on the lookout for patients who have taken lethal 'designer drug'
Warning about 'designer drug' after spate of overdoses in Cork and Dublin
Chaka Khan checks into rehab in the wake of Prince's death