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# imb - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Pharmacists: New drugs list will save patients and State money

The Irish Medicines Board published an initial list of interchangeable drugs today so pharmacists can offer cheaper alternatives to patients.

# imb - Friday 12 April, 2013

Cannabis-based oral spray approved for use in Ireland

However the medicine, which would boost the quality of life of MS sufferers, can’t be made available until the government changes legislation.

# imb - Friday 9 November, 2012

Cystic Fibrosis Association welcomes granting of licences for embryo testing

Clinics will now offer tests to screen for diseases like cystic fibrosis as well as abnormalities that can cause miscarriages and IVF failure.

# imb - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Illegal medicines worth €375,000 seized in Ireland as part of global operation

The seizure included more than 120,000 tablets and capsules.

# imb - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Echinacea shouldn’t be given to children under 12, says Medicines Board

Following a review of echincea’s safety and effectiveness, the IMB is advising against children using it.

# imb - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Clinics told to stop advertising 'weight loss' fertility drug

The drug, human chorionic gonadotropin, is licensed for use in fertility treatment, and the Irish Medicines Board said it “advises strongly” against its use for weight loss.

# imb - Saturday 9 June, 2012

No plans to discontinue use of anti-malarial Lariam in Defence Forces

A small group of Irish soldiers are holding protests and bringing legal action over the use of Lariam in the Defence Forces. investigates.

# imb - Sunday 20 May, 2012

No clear timeline for approval of cannabis-based painkiller in Ireland

The oral spray Sativex is already available in the UK and preparing to launch in other EU states as a pain treatment for MS patients.

# imb - Monday 23 April, 2012

Acid-suppressing drugs linked to increased risk of fracture

Irish Medicines Board issues notice to medical professionals in its latest drug safety newsletter.

# imb - Monday 12 March, 2012

New dosage instructions for children's liquid paracetamol

The Irish Medicines Board says new instructions will give more detail on children’s ages and the related dosage.

# imb - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Medicines board critical of Irish plastic surgery clinic over breast implant scare

The IMB has revealed that the Harley Medical Group failed to communicate properly with their patients over the faulty PIP breast implants.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Including a hot air balloon crash, why French people are not visiting Ireland and will Anne Doyle be back on our screens soon?

# imb - Friday 23 December, 2011

France offers to pay for 30,000 breast implant removals

The French government said the implants should be removed over safety fears – but the Irish Medicines Board has said there is no evidence of risk.

French health authorities recommend removal of PIP breast implants

The French health minister said the decision was a matter of precaution and the removal is not an urgent issue.

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The 9 at 9: Friday

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# imb - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Concern that Irish women could be affected by faulty breast implants

The Irish Medicines Board and the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons has played down cancer fears but urged any concerned patients who have received the implants to consult their surgeon.

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# imb - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Batches of three cancer drugs recalled by Medicines Board

The Irish Medicines Board said it was a purely precautionary measure.

# imb - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

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Poll: Should cough and cold remedies be banned for the under-6s?

The Irish Medicines Board says over-the-counter cough and cold medicines do no good for smaller children and shouldn’t be given to them. What do you think?

# imb - Friday 25 March, 2011

Irish Medicines Board reports surge in illegal online drug purchases

Weight-loss drugs are the most popular, along with erectile dysfunction products and sedatives.