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# prescription - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Morning after pill available to all medical card holders without prescription from today

Up until 2011, anyone who needed emergency contraception had to attend a doctor in order to get a prescription.

# prescription - Friday 3 March, 2017

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance Superbugs This post contains videos

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance

Misuse and overuse of medication will “almost certainly lead to a health crisis”, it has been warned.

# prescription - Monday 23 March, 2015

'Disgraceful and dishonourable' doctor found to have over-prescribed sleeping tablets to addict

A fitness to practice committee found 11 allegations against De Mohammed Khan resulted in professional misconduct.

# prescription - 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 - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

One in five older Irish people live in deprivation

74,520 Irish people over the age of 65 are suffering enforced deprivation.

# prescription - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs

One of the most frequently inappropriately prescribed drugs was aspirin – given to those with no history of brain or heart problems.

# prescription - Monday 7 July, 2014

Medicinal cannabis will soon be legal and available for MS patients

The regulator said the product will be available after an imminent change to current drugs laws.

# prescription - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Study: Irish people on medication still drink alcohol, even when they shouldn't

Researchers found that one in five people taking anti-depressants reported drinking heavily.

# prescription - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Have a medical card and on Long Term Illness Scheme? You could be due money

The HSE is to refund the prescription charge that some people paid even though they had a medical card and were on the LTI scheme.

# prescription - Friday 21 March, 2014

Pharmacists want migraine medicine taken off prescription

Over half a million people in Ireland suffer with migraine headaches.

# prescription - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Google Glass goes for style by launching prescription frames collection

The prescription frames are made from lightweight titanium to help offset the weight of Glass’ processor and battery.

# prescription - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Poll: Do you shop across the border to save money? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you shop across the border to save money?

A report suggests high medicine prices are pushing consumers across the border, but prices of other items are leveling up. So do you travel to Northern Ireland to shop?

# prescription - Thursday 22 August, 2013

GP fees in Dublin are the most expensive in the country

A new survey reveals the average consultation fee in Dublin is €53.29, while the national average stands at €46.26.

# prescription - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Worry online Pill prescription takes away 'face-to-face' doctor contact

Lloyds Online Pharmacy has just launched a new service where women can order their contraceptive pill prescription online, instead of going to a doctor.

# prescription - Thursday 18 April, 2013

HSE introduces preferred drug initiative to save €15 million in budget

The recommended drugs are for ulcer disease and high cholesterol which account for 15 per cent of the drugs budget.

# prescription - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Column: Making emergency contraception easy to access has been good for women

Just over one year ago the rules for getting the morning-after pill in Ireland were relaxed. Alison Begas looks at what this change has meant for women.

# prescription - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

US doctors write prescriptions for vegetables

A non profit organisation in the US offers €1 dollar per day prescriptions to low income families so they can afford to buy their five a day.

# prescription - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Government examining whether to approve cannabis-based drug

Minister Róisín Shortall has said the Department of Health is looking at the issues involved in controlling the sale of medical marijuana products.

# prescription - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Pharmaceuticals should be much cheaper - ESRI

In a major new report, the Economic and Social Research Institute suggests pharmacies should display their prices in-store and offer more generic drugs.

# prescription - Monday 17 October, 2011

Union criticises 'flawed' newspaper report on pharmacy mark-ups

The Irish Pharmacy Union criticises an Irish Independent report that some chemists mark-up prices by up to 354 per cent.