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#prescription drugs

# prescription-drugs - Friday 14 September, 2018

Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland

Levels of drug use in Ireland have increased in recent years.

# prescription-drugs - Monday 10 September, 2018

Four men arrested after gardaí seize €52k worth of benzodiazepines and prescription drugs

The men have since been released without charge.

# prescription-drugs - Friday 30 December, 2016

Prescription drugs used in three out of every four overdoses

Benzodiazephines were implicated in 228 deaths in 2014 compared to 77 in 2004.

# prescription-drugs - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Gardaí seize prescription drugs and €350k in cash after stopping cars on the M1

Three men were arrested and one remains in custody.

# prescription-drugs - Thursday 9 June, 2016

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.

# prescription-drugs - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

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.

# prescription-drugs - Saturday 20 December, 2014

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.

# prescription-drugs - Monday 10 February, 2014

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 - Thursday 16 January, 2014

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.

# prescription-drugs - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Prescription drugs worth €75k seized from house in Summerhill

A 25-year-old man has been arrested.

# prescription-drugs - Monday 10 December, 2012

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.

# prescription-drugs - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

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.

# prescription-drugs - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Seven out of ten nursing home residents given 'inappropriate' medicine

Cross-border research team uncovers potentially inappropriate prescribing processes.