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# hpra - Friday 5 August, 2022

Ivermectin: Seizures of false Covid 'cure' peaked last year, figures from drug watchdog show
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# Hpra

Ivermectin: Seizures of false Covid 'cure' peaked last year, figures from drug watchdog show

Aug 5th 2022, 12:05 AM 11,913 Views 0 Comments

The number are now tapering off.

# hpra - Monday 27 June, 2022

Health products regulator warns against unauthorised 'self-tanning' substance
# Danger
# Danger

Health products regulator warns against unauthorised 'self-tanning' substance

Jun 27th 2022, 2:25 PM 14,413 Views 2 Comments

The HPRA said that social media has had a huge role at popularising the product.

# hpra - Thursday 24 February, 2022

Almost 30,000 doses of ivermectin seized by health authorities last year
# Ivermectin
# Ivermectin

Almost 30,000 doses of ivermectin seized by health authorities last year

Feb 24th 2022, 4:15 PM 19,190 Views 13 Comments

The HPRA warned people that having prescription medicines shipped into Ireland for personal use is illegal.

# hpra - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

HSE looking into whether 'special arrangement' possible for access to severe pregnancy sickness drug
# Cariban
# Cariban

HSE looking into whether 'special arrangement' possible for access to severe pregnancy sickness drug

Feb 9th 2022, 6:15 AM 16,160 Views 11 Comments

Irish Pharmacy Union has said exceptional arrangements to fund the drug in individual cases should be put in place.

# hpra - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives
# Ce Mark
# Ce Mark

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives

Jan 11th 2022, 6:00 AM 20,741 Views 17 Comments

Irish retailers have taken the at-home Covid-19 test kits off the shelves.

# hpra - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Genrui antigen tests should be removed from shelves of Irish retailers, HPRA advises
# False Positives
# False Positives

Genrui antigen tests should be removed from shelves of Irish retailers, HPRA advises

Updated Jan 5th 2022, 8:19 PM 102,942 Views 67 Comments
  • The number of false positives being reported on Genrui antigen tests is "significant", says regulator.
  • The regulator has said that it will continue to liaise with Genrui to "investigate the matter further".
  • Current advice remains for people to follow public health guidance if they receive a positive result.

# hpra - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Genrui antigen tests: HPRA and company to investigate after multiple reports of false positives
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Genrui antigen tests: HPRA and company to investigate after multiple reports of false positives

Jan 4th 2022, 4:11 PM 214,349 Views 65 Comments
  • The HPRA has received a number of complaints about the Genrui antigen tests, Órla Ryan reports
  • The at-home antigen tests are sold in a number of shops and pharmacies in Ireland
  • Genrui said it will continue to work "with local agents and partners" to resolve the issue

# hpra - Monday 13 September, 2021

Huge surge in seizures of ivermectin as HSE warns against using unproven Covid-19 treatments
# Warning
# Warning

Huge surge in seizures of ivermectin as HSE warns against using unproven Covid-19 treatments

Sep 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 101,063 Views 191 Comments

People have been buying the drug on the black market and having it shipped to Ireland.

# hpra - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Sedatives and erectile dysfunction pills: One million doses of illegal medicines seized last year
# Illegal Medication
# Illegal Medication

Sedatives and erectile dysfunction pills: One million doses of illegal medicines seized last year

Jun 8th 2021, 4:41 PM 7,084 Views 7 Comments

The HPRA expressed concern at an increase in detention of illegal medicines during 2020.

# hpra - Friday 23 April, 2021

Health products regulator reports 'small number' of clotting events linked to AstraZeneca vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Health products regulator reports 'small number' of clotting events linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

Apr 23rd 2021, 8:16 AM 24,533 Views 51 Comments

The number of people affected is reported to be below five.

# hpra - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Irish medicines watchdog probing first blood clot case in AstraZeneca vaccine recipient
# Blood Clots
# Blood Clots

Irish medicines watchdog probing first blood clot case in AstraZeneca vaccine recipient

Apr 8th 2021, 6:07 PM 34,365 Views 18 Comments

The HPRA confirmed it has received a case which describes “an unusual clot in the brain.”

# hpra - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Irish regulator says government right to wait for EMA approval before using other vaccines
# Hpra
# Hpra

Irish regulator says government right to wait for EMA approval before using other vaccines

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 13,942 Views 23 Comments

Dr Lorraine Nolan also said the public can be assured the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe.

# hpra - Monday 15 March, 2021

EMA says benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of side effects'
# Blood Clots
# Blood Clots

EMA says benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of side effects'

Updated Mar 15th 2021, 5:59 PM 53,257 Views 120 Comments
  • NIAC has recommended that the administration of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine be temporarily deferred.
  • Germany, France and Italy today halted use of the vaccine after, on Saturday, Norwegian officials reported further cases of blood clots or brain haemorrhages in younger people who received the jab.
  • The World Health Organization has said no causal link had been established between the vaccine and blood clotting.

# hpra - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Vaccines: 740 reports of suspected side-effects have been sent to the health products regulator
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Vaccines: 740 reports of suspected side-effects have been sent to the health products regulator

Feb 4th 2021, 6:56 PM 98,578 Views 64 Comments

The HPRA receives these reports from individuals on a voluntary basis.

# hpra - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Vaccines: 257 people have reported suspected side-effects to the health products regulator
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccines: 257 people have reported suspected side-effects to the health products regulator

Jan 21st 2021, 6:26 PM 100,349 Views 43 Comments

121,900 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland to date.

# hpra - Monday 18 January, 2021

Benefits of Covid-19 vaccines 'continue to outweigh risks' as 81 cases of suspected side effects reported
# Hpra
# Hpra

Benefits of Covid-19 vaccines 'continue to outweigh risks' as 81 cases of suspected side effects reported

Jan 18th 2021, 7:16 PM 66,273 Views 0 Comments

Over 77,000 vaccines have been administered in Ireland so far.

# hpra - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

People advised to hold off on trying for a baby for a period of time after getting Covid-19 vaccination
# Covid19
# Covid19

People advised to hold off on trying for a baby for a period of time after getting Covid-19 vaccination

Dec 15th 2020, 6:36 PM 85,115 Views 18 Comments

Some studies should become available in early 2021 that may change the advice.

# hpra - Friday 20 November, 2020

FactCheck: Yes, the children's flu vaccine is authorised for use in Ireland
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Yes, the children's flu vaccine is authorised for use in Ireland

Nov 20th 2020, 6:15 AM 10,059 Views 0 Comments

Despite what the misleading claim says, the Fluenz Tetra vaccine has been authorised since 2013.

# hpra - Friday 31 July, 2020

Agencies warn of fire risk from emollient skin creams as UK records deaths and injuries
# Fire Risk
# Fire Risk

Agencies warn of fire risk from emollient skin creams as UK records deaths and injuries

Jul 31st 2020, 6:05 AM 38,260 Views 7 Comments

When emollient skin creams dry into fabrics, the material can become flammable and poses a danger if it touches a naked flame.

# hpra - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Parents of children affected by scoliosis spinal rod recall to be contacted by surgeons in next 24 hours
# Magec
# Magec

Parents of children affected by scoliosis spinal rod recall to be contacted by surgeons in next 24 hours

Updated Feb 26th 2020, 3:34 PM 25,267 Views 21 Comments

Thirty-one such devices have been placed on the Irish market, sparking concern among many parents.

# hpra - Friday 21 February, 2020

A shortage of menopause drugs in Ireland is causing 'inconvenience and distress' for women
# HRT
# HRT

A shortage of menopause drugs in Ireland is causing 'inconvenience and distress' for women

Feb 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 19,564 Views 43 Comments

That’s according to the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

# hpra - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'You don't know what's in them': Warning against buying medicines on the internet as over 350,000 pills seized
# Buying Online
# Buying Online

'You don't know what's in them': Warning against buying medicines on the internet as over 350,000 pills seized

Nov 14th 2019, 3:00 PM 10,826 Views 20 Comments

There has been a steady decline in the number of medicines seized in the last three years.

# hpra - Friday 8 November, 2019

'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague
# E-cigarettes
# E-cigarettes

'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague

Nov 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 20,095 Views 29 Comments

The Health Minister has said he has no intention of meeting with vaping companies.

# hpra - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

No-deal Brexit fears: Health chiefs say enough medicines stockpiled to last till New Year
# Brexit
# Brexit

No-deal Brexit fears: Health chiefs say enough medicines stockpiled to last till New Year

Sep 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 7,360 Views 3 Comments

The HPRA will state that no major supply concerns have been identified to date.

# hpra - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

'We're told we need a massive chest and washboard abs': The rise of steroids - and the unspoken dangers
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# Hpra

'We're told we need a massive chest and washboard abs': The rise of steroids - and the unspoken dangers

Sep 11th 2019, 5:01 PM 5,913 Views 5 Comments

Experts explain why using unprescribed drugs to get ‘the perfect body’ can cause serious health problems.

# hpra - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Illegal medicines: 740 abortion pills were seized in Ireland last year
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# Hpra

Illegal medicines: 740 abortion pills were seized in Ireland last year

Mar 5th 2019, 3:44 PM 8,206 Views 42 Comments

Of the 619,213 dosage units seized, 36% were sedatives, 18% were erectile dysfunction medicines, and 16% were anabolic steroids.

# hpra - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 29th 2019, 1:56 PM 9,586 Views 13 Comments

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

# hpra - Friday 7 December, 2018

Irish women report painful complications from controversial sterilisation implant
# Essure
# Essure

Irish women report painful complications from controversial sterilisation implant

Dec 7th 2018, 4:25 PM 23,110 Views 12 Comments

The device has not been distributed in Ireland since January 2014.

# hpra - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Reports made of controversial laser treatments being offered in place of vaginal mesh devices
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

Reports made of controversial laser treatments being offered in place of vaginal mesh devices

Oct 30th 2018, 6:00 AM 15,154 Views 4 Comments

The FDA issued a warning about the use of these treatments in July.

# hpra - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Almost 90,000 illegal prescription medicines, including 5,700 erectile dysfunction pills, seized
# Operation Pangea Xi
# Operation Pangea Xi

Almost 90,000 illegal prescription medicines, including 5,700 erectile dysfunction pills, seized

Oct 23rd 2018, 2:41 PM 10,287 Views 14 Comments

The seizure was made as part of the Interpol-coordinated Operation Pangea XI.

# hpra - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning
# Warning
# Warning

Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning

Aug 29th 2018, 6:34 PM 8,855 Views 10 Comments

The HPRA said that it is aware of complaints made from an Irish hospital regarding the Tautmann UT10 patient trolley.

# hpra - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Don't rely on home HIV tests alone for diagnosis, warns watchdog
# Self-testing
# Self-testing

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

Aug 2nd 2018, 2:41 PM 7,447 Views 10 Comments

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

# hpra - Saturday 7 July, 2018

'Steroids aren't just for people playing in the Olympics anymore - They're more recreational'
# Steroids
# Steroids

'Steroids aren't just for people playing in the Olympics anymore - They're more recreational'

Jul 7th 2018, 10:00 PM 21,164 Views 50 Comments

A coroner for Cork city this week warned against the dangers of steroid use at the inquest into the death of an 18-year-old boy.

# hpra - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Heart condition medication recalled over 'probable carcinogen' impurity
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# Europewide

Heart condition medication recalled over 'probable carcinogen' impurity

Jul 5th 2018, 10:23 PM 27,912 Views 20 Comments

Patients are being advised to keep taking their medication but to discuss their treatment with a pharmacist or doctor.

# hpra - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 17th 2018, 12:34 PM 11,088 Views 23 Comments

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

# hpra - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Here's the number of abortion pills seized in Ireland in the past 10 years
# Medical Abortion
# Medical Abortion

Here's the number of abortion pills seized in Ireland in the past 10 years

Apr 3rd 2018, 12:05 AM 34,649 Views 110 Comments

“There is a risk when you buy anything from an unknown source that you simply do not know what you are getting.”

# hpra - Thursday 8 March, 2018

MS drug pulled from Irish and EU market after 12 patients worldwide suffer 'serious brain disorders'
# Zinbryta
# Zinbryta

MS drug pulled from Irish and EU market after 12 patients worldwide suffer 'serious brain disorders'

Mar 8th 2018, 10:07 PM 50,117 Views 28 Comments

The European Medicines Agency has recommended the immediate suspension and recall of Zinbryta.

# hpra - 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 21,914 Views 23 Comments

Sativex can be trialled for MS sufferers but not those with acquired brain injury.

# hpra - Friday 15 December, 2017

UK watchdog says vaginal mesh to treat prolapse should be banned
# Pelvic Organ Prolapse
# Pelvic Organ Prolapse

UK watchdog says vaginal mesh to treat prolapse should be banned

Dec 15th 2017, 4:22 PM 16,754 Views 7 Comments

Procedures using vaginal mesh implants have been carried out on women in Ireland since the late 90s and are still performed today.

# hpra - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Steroid abuse: Simon Harris wants gym owners to help combat problem
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Steroid abuse: Simon Harris wants gym owners to help combat problem

Sep 26th 2017, 6:55 AM 11,273 Views 47 Comments

Steroid addiction is on the rise in Ireland.

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