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# Drug Prevalence
Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland
Levels of drug use in Ireland have increased in recent years.
# Waterford
Four men arrested after gardaí seize €52k worth of benzodiazepines and prescription drugs
The men have since been released without charge.
# Drugs
Prescription drugs used in three out of every four overdoses
Benzodiazephines were implicated in 228 deaths in 2014 compared to 77 in 2004.
# Zopiclone
Gardaí seize prescription drugs and €350k in cash after stopping cars on the M1
Three men were arrested and one remains in custody.
# operation pangea ix
Over 60,000 units of illegal prescription drugs seized in online crackdown
Body-building steroids accounted for more than half of drugs illegally bought online.
# Focus
People are taking drugs like Ritalin to help them perform better in school and work
And scientists aren’t sure that’s a good thing.
# Overdoses
Heard of 'Zopiclone' and 'Olanzapine'? ... More and more people are dying after taking them
The two prescription drugs were the main substance recorded in more than 70 poisoning deaths over a two year period.
# Cosmetic Surgery
Woman fined €3k for selling wrinkle filler prescription drug
Mary Concepta Burke did not have a prescription to sell Dysport which is a competitor to Botox.
# prescription drugs
Irish pharmacy union doesn't believe pharmacies will jump to cheaper model
A pharmacy is Dundrum is promising to match drug prices in the North with a new scheme.
# Dublin
Prescription drugs worth €75k seized from house in Summerhill
A 25-year-old man has been arrested.
# War On Drugs
Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs
A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.
# Drugs
Prescription drug usage on the rise among women
A survey on drug consumption in Ireland has noted a “huge increase” in the usage of legally available opiates – particularly among women – prompting a call for the examination of how benzodiazepines are prescribed.
# prescriptions
Seven out of ten nursing home residents given 'inappropriate' medicine
Cross-border research team uncovers potentially inappropriate prescribing processes.