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#prescription

# prescription - Saturday 1 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 28,772 Views 50 Comments

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
# Superbugs

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

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:15 AM 11,913 Views 41 Comments

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
# Prescription
# Prescription

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

Mar 23rd 2015, 6:00 PM 20,328 Views 0 Comments

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
# Overdoses
# Overdoses

Heard of 'Zopiclone' and 'Olanzapine'? ... More and more people are dying after taking them

Dec 20th 2014, 8:30 PM 59,767 Views 47 Comments

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
# Poverty
# Poverty

One in five older Irish people live in deprivation

Sep 30th 2014, 7:49 PM 10,531 Views 35 Comments

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
# Bad Dose
# Bad Dose

14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs

Jul 16th 2014, 9:10 AM 5,027 Views 4 Comments

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
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Medicinal cannabis will soon be legal and available for MS patients

Jul 7th 2014, 1:46 PM 14,327 Views 79 Comments

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
# Not Good
# Not Good

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

Jul 3rd 2014, 8:07 AM 10,166 Views 27 Comments

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
# Charges
# Charges

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

Jun 17th 2014, 2:46 PM 13,185 Views 29 Comments

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
# What A Pain
# What A Pain

Pharmacists want migraine medicine taken off prescription

Mar 21st 2014, 10:40 AM 18,721 Views 57 Comments

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
# In Your Face
# In Your Face

Google Glass goes for style by launching prescription frames collection

Jan 28th 2014, 10:18 AM 6,160 Views 5 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Aug 24th 2013, 10:17 AM 13,426 Views 148 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

GP fees in Dublin are the most expensive in the country

Aug 22nd 2013, 5:57 PM 14,883 Views 82 Comments

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
# Prescription
# Prescription

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

Jul 9th 2013, 3:07 PM 16,916 Views 31 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

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

Apr 18th 2013, 5:56 PM 7,746 Views 22 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 11th 2012, 7:00 PM 423 Views 96 Comments

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
# Five A Day
# Five A Day

US doctors write prescriptions for vegetables

Jul 24th 2012, 11:59 AM 5,842 Views 14 Comments

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
# Medical Marijuana
# Medical Marijuana

Government examining whether to approve cannabis-based drug

Feb 21st 2012, 10:19 AM 3,774 Views 55 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Pharmaceuticals should be much cheaper - ESRI

Jan 24th 2012, 9:40 AM 1,470 Views 25 Comments

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
# Pharmacies
# Pharmacies

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

Oct 17th 2011, 4:47 PM 844 Views 18 Comments

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