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# irish-medicines-board - Monday 17 March, 2014

The 9 at 9: St Patrick's Day

Morning, folks. Here are the nine stories you need to know this St Patrick’s Day.

# irish-medicines-board - Friday 28 February, 2014

Emergency allergic reaction pens found to be defective

Seven lots of Jext pens are being recalled by the Irish Medicines Board.

# irish-medicines-board - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Supplements used in weight loss and bodybuilding linked to death in US

Consumers are being warned not to take products in the OxyELITE range.

# irish-medicines-board - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Unauthorised erectile dysfunction medicine leads to two court cases

A man and a woman were found supplying unauthorised prescription medicines for the condition.

# irish-medicines-board - Monday 16 September, 2013

Pills, liquids and creams among 750,000 doses of illegal medicines seized last year

The Irish Medicines Board said sedatives, weight loss pills and erectile dysfunction drugs were the most detained items as they warn against online purchasing.

# irish-medicines-board - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Minister: There is no reason to annul the organ transplant legislation

Minister of State Alex White has hit back at calls for the organ transplant legislation to be annulled ahead of a Seanad debate on the matter next week.

# irish-medicines-board - 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.

# irish-medicines-board - Monday 6 May, 2013

3 in 5 people read product information on prescription medication: IMB

Meanwhile, just one in two people read the information supplied with over-the-counter medicines, according to a new Irish Medicines Board survey.

# irish-medicines-board - Friday 23 November, 2012

Irish start-up company develops 'groundbreaking' cancer treatment

MitaMed has begun a clinical trial in Cork and Dublin hospitals for its treatment for colorectal cancers.

# irish-medicines-board - 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.

# irish-medicines-board - 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.

# irish-medicines-board - Sunday 24 June, 2012

What happens during a clinical trial?

Medicines available in Ireland are required to undergo clinical trials before being granted a license – but just what is involved in a clinical trial?

# irish-medicines-board - 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.

# irish-medicines-board - 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.

# irish-medicines-board - 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.

# irish-medicines-board - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Breast implants scare to be discussed at Leinster House

Irish Medicines Board to give latest news on status of PIP implants with which at least 1,500 Irish women were fitted.

# irish-medicines-board - Thursday 15 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday’s evening round-up of all the day’s main news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

# irish-medicines-board - 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.

# irish-medicines-board - 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.

The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# irish-medicines-board - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

# irish-medicines-board - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Batches of three cancer drugs recalled by Medicines Board

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

# irish-medicines-board - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In tonight’s Fix: Aviva staff hit back at job cuts; Westlife call it a day; and which presidential candidate will be on your pumpkin?

Parents warned of potentially poisonous Halloween facepaints

The Irish Medicines Board and the HSE warn parents to be aware of some facepaints with high lead content.

# irish-medicines-board - Friday 30 September, 2011

50,000 illegal and counterfeit medicines seized in Ireland

A major international operation targeting the sale of illegal and counterfeit medicines online has resulted in the seizure of €150,000 worth of drugs in Ireland.

# irish-medicines-board - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Poll: Should cough and cold remedies be banned for the under-6s? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

Cough and cold medicines not to be used by children under 6

The Irish Medicines Board made the announcement today, saying that there are few benefits in taking them but some risks.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know by 9am: FF prepares for crunch meeting on Áras, is Greece going to withdraw from the Euro?, and Europe’s women reveal their biggest turn-off…

# irish-medicines-board - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Mother says she's totally convinced swine flu jab caused son's narcolepsy

There are now 16 confirmed cases of narcolepsy with links to the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix in Ireland. A support group is criticising what it’s calling the ‘minimal’ response from the HSE.

# irish-medicines-board - Saturday 23 July, 2011

European medicines watchdog says swine flu jab not suitable for children

The European Medicines Agency has said there is a link between the drug Pandemrix and the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in young people.

# irish-medicines-board - Friday 29 April, 2011

Eight out of ten consumers want herbal medicines regulated

A new regulatory system for herbal products comes into effect across the EU from Sunday 1 May.

# irish-medicines-board - Friday 25 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

In today’s Fix: an appeal to consumers to stop buying medicines online; Japanese officials say a large radiation leak may have occurred at the Fukushima plant; and we show some of the best results of our caption competition.

Irish Medicines Board reports surge in illegal online drug purchases

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

# irish-medicines-board - Monday 18 October, 2010

Bad hair day: the 12-week blowdry is banned

Some tests found the salon hair straightening treatment could contain up to 12 per cent formaldehyde.

# irish-medicines-board - Thursday 14 October, 2010

Illegal medicines worth €500k seized

Ireland joined a co-ordinated international Interpol operation targeting the sale of illegal and counterfeit medicine.

# irish-medicines-board - Thursday 23 September, 2010

Diabetes drug withdrawn over heart safety fears

The medication has been taken off the market after European Medicines Agency ruled that the risks outweigh the benefits.