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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

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

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

Microdosing acid is becoming increasingly popular in the US.

# prescriptions - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

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 - Thursday 19 May, 2016

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.

# prescriptions - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Poll: Should the prescription charge be abolished? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# prescriptions - Friday 9 May, 2014

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.

# prescriptions - Friday 20 December, 2013

Poll: Should pharmacists in Ireland be given wider powers? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# prescriptions - 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.

# prescriptions - Friday 8 April, 2011

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 - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

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

Cross-border research team uncovers potentially inappropriate prescribing processes.