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#Health Products Regulatory Authority

# health-products-regulatory-authority - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Over 600 life-saving defibrillators in Ireland require urgent updates, HPRA warns

The HPRA issued its warning ahead of the forecasted drop in temperature over the coming days.

# health-products-regulatory-authority - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Philips issues worldwide recall of 660,000 faulty defibrillators

Three defibrillators manufactured by the company are affected.

# health-products-regulatory-authority - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Don't rely on home HIV tests alone for diagnosis, warns watchdog

People are being warned that no HIV self-test can detect the virus immediately after infection and the tests are not 100% reliable.

# health-products-regulatory-authority - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Steroids and erectile dysfunction pills: One million doses of illegal medication seized last year

The HPRA has expressed concern about the abuse of anabolic steroids, which have side-effects including liver damage and blood clots.

# health-products-regulatory-authority - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year

Experiments included “inducing cancer in animals… and acute poisoning tests that stop just short of death.”

# health-products-regulatory-authority - Monday 20 February, 2017

Ming Flanagan: 'Our Minister for Health is like the God of the Old Testament - mean'

The Minister for Health has published a report announcing the programme for cannabis-based treatments. It doesn’t go far enough, writes Luke Ming Flanagan.

# health-products-regulatory-authority - Friday 10 February, 2017

Health authority recommends medicinal cannabis to be made available for "specified conditions"

It has been recommended in the treatment of conditions such as multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

# health-products-regulatory-authority - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Parents warned over harmful face paints ahead of Halloween

High levels of heavy metals have been found in some brands of children’s cosmetics.

# health-products-regulatory-authority - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

New risk to drug used by soldiers not mentioned on watchdog website

A new possible side effect of Lariam, which is prescribed as an anti-malarial to members of the Defence Forces, was issued last year.

# health-products-regulatory-authority - Monday 8 September, 2014

Irish public warned to beware of rogue Botox practitioners

The warning comes after a woman was fined €6,000 for performing Botox treatments on customers at her salon.

# health-products-regulatory-authority - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Epilepsy drug for children recalled over contamination risk

The Health Products Regulatory Authority said this is just a precautionary measure and patients do not have to return packs to their pharmacy.

# health-products-regulatory-authority - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Is spraying sun cream on our kids doing them more harm than good?

The FDA is investigating whether this product is harmful as people may accidentally breath in dangerous chemicals.