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# Shop Around
'Oh, that's just the price': €11 difference in cost of same medication in two Dublin pharmacies
One man was charged 32c a pill for his depression medication in one Dublin pharmacy, and 73c in another.
# benzos
Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs
New rules tighten the restrictions around the possession of benzodiazepines and ‘z-drugs’.
# new trend
'The depression was just gone': People are microdosing LSD to try to improve their lives
Microdosing acid is becoming increasingly popular in the US.
# Medicine
Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions
People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.
# prescriptions
Pharmacy fees for medical card holders are costing the State €380 million
New figures seen by RTÉ show that pharmacy fees cost much more than the medicines themselves.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the prescription charge be abolished?
The charge will bring in €120 million this year – but critics say it hits seriously ill people the hardest.
# Drugs
Pharmacists warn that €2.50 prescription levy is hitting patients hard
Medical card holders are being affected by the €2.50 charge per item, pharmacists say.
# Your Say
Poll: Should pharmacists in Ireland be given wider powers?
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.
# Healthcare
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.
# Health
GPs warn of major problems in changes to prescribing psychiatric drugs
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
Seven out of ten nursing home residents given 'inappropriate' medicine
Cross-border research team uncovers potentially inappropriate prescribing processes.