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# prescriptions - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'Oh, that's just the price': €11 difference in cost of same medication in two Dublin pharmacies
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'Oh, that's just the price': €11 difference in cost of same medication in two Dublin pharmacies

Aug 20th 2017, 9:00 PM 84,064 Views 86 Comments

One man was charged 32c a pill for his depression medication in one Dublin pharmacy, and 73c in another.

# prescriptions - Friday 5 May, 2017

Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs
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# Benzos

Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs

May 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 17,524 Views 11 Comments

New rules tighten the restrictions around the possession of benzodiazepines and ‘z-drugs’.

# prescriptions - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'The depression was just gone': People are microdosing LSD to try to improve their lives
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# New Trend

'The depression was just gone': People are microdosing LSD to try to improve their lives

Apr 23rd 2017, 9:10 AM 32,775 Views 51 Comments

Microdosing acid is becoming increasingly popular in the US.

# prescriptions - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions
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# Medicine

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:05 AM 12,117 Views 6 Comments

People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.

# prescriptions - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Pharmacy fees for medical card holders are costing the State €380 million
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# Prescriptions

Pharmacy fees for medical card holders are costing the State €380 million

May 19th 2016, 10:00 PM 18,132 Views 77 Comments

New figures seen by RTÉ show that pharmacy fees cost much more than the medicines themselves.

# prescriptions - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Poll: Should the prescription charge be abolished?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should the prescription charge be abolished?

Sep 14th 2014, 10:59 AM 13,533 Views 87 Comments

The charge will bring in €120 million this year – but critics say it hits seriously ill people the hardest.

# prescriptions - Friday 9 May, 2014

Pharmacists warn that €2.50 prescription levy is hitting patients hard
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# Drugs

Pharmacists warn that €2.50 prescription levy is hitting patients hard

May 9th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,483 Views 123 Comments

Medical card holders are being affected by the €2.50 charge per item, pharmacists say.

# prescriptions - Friday 20 December, 2013

Poll: Should pharmacists in Ireland be given wider powers?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should pharmacists in Ireland be given wider powers?

Dec 20th 2013, 9:26 AM 25,722 Views 256 Comments

It has been reported that pharmacy was unable to give a 14-year-old’s mother an adrenaline shot without a prescription when the teen took a fatal allergic reaction.

# prescriptions - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Pharmaceuticals should be much cheaper - ESRI
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# Healthcare

Pharmaceuticals should be much cheaper - ESRI

Jan 24th 2012, 9:40 AM 1,446 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.

# prescriptions - Friday 8 April, 2011

GPs warn of major problems in changes to prescribing psychiatric drugs
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# Health

GPs warn of major problems in changes to prescribing psychiatric drugs

Apr 8th 2011, 2:53 PM 698 Views 0 Comments

Up to 48 hour delays predicted for greater Dublin area patients under the new scheme, but the HSE says it’s already in place in the rest of the country.

# prescriptions - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

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

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

Apr 6th 2011, 2:13 PM 844 Views 0 Comments

Cross-border research team uncovers potentially inappropriate prescribing processes.