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From TheJournal.ie 'A price has been put on the value of life': HSE will not reimburse drug for children with rare condition Spinraza

'A price has been put on the value of life': HSE will not reimburse drug for children with rare condition

The HSE said the current price of Spinraza – more than €20 million over five years – is not cost-effective.

From TheJournal.ie IFA willing to meet health minister after he backs idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis Medicinal Use

IFA willing to meet health minister after he backs idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis

Health Minister Simon Harris says he would like to see Irish farmers growing cannabis crops.

From TheJournal.ie 'We can live normal lives': Life extending drug now available to hundreds of lung cancer patients Nivolumab

'We can live normal lives': Life extending drug now available to hundreds of lung cancer patients

About 2,500 Irish people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year.

From TheJournal.ie Woman due in court after €1.4 million worth of drugs found in Dublin Kilmainham

Woman due in court after €1.4 million worth of drugs found in Dublin

The 32-year-old woman was arrested after the haul in Friday night.

From TheJournal.ie 'We've had up to five doses given before someone comes around': How an anti-overdose drug is saving lives Naloxone

'We've had up to five doses given before someone comes around': How an anti-overdose drug is saving lives

Naloxone was rolled out across Depaul services in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Father of brain injury victim who suffers spasms seeks access to trial of cannabis-based drug Sativex

Father of brain injury victim who suffers spasms seeks access to trial of cannabis-based drug

Sativex can be trialled for MS sufferers but not those with acquired brain injury.

From TheJournal.ie Deal on 'miracle' cystic fibrosis drug expected in a matter of weeks Orkambi

Deal on 'miracle' cystic fibrosis drug expected in a matter of weeks

Health Minister Simon Harris said that he wants a good deal for the taxpayer and, most importantly, for patients.

From TheJournal.ie Philippines president backtracks on claim he threw someone out of a helicopter Duterte

Philippines president backtracks on claim he threw someone out of a helicopter

And that he would do it again if he came across a public official misusing funds.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested after €1.2 million worth of cocaine and mixing agent found in searches Tallaght

Two arrested after €1.2 million worth of cocaine and mixing agent found in searches

Compacting compressing equipment and cocaine mixing agent were also discovered.

From TheJournal.ie A mystery drug has hospitalised 16 people in Australia but authorities don't know what it is yet Gold Coast

A mystery drug has hospitalised 16 people in Australia but authorities don't know what it is yet

A man is fighting for his life in intensive care in Queensland after taking the drug.

From TheJournal.ie Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment Keep-well Trial

Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment

The trials are being run by Trinity’s psychology department.

From TheJournal.ie "Addiction is an illness, whether we like it or not" - Drugs Minister wants your views Illness
From TheJournal.ie Hospitals told to be on the lookout for patients who have taken lethal 'designer drug' Warning

Hospitals told to be on the lookout for patients who have taken lethal 'designer drug'

Five deaths in Ireland have been linked to fentanyl-related substances.

From TheJournal.ie Most antidepressants ineffective or unsafe for children with major depression Mental Health

Most antidepressants ineffective or unsafe for children with major depression

New research found one particular drug is linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts.

From TheJournal.ie The first 'female Viagra' is here, but there are still reasons to be sceptical Sprout

The first 'female Viagra' is here, but there are still reasons to be sceptical

Questions still hang over the drug, recently approved by the FDA in the United States.

From TheJournal.ie Five women arrested in major Cork drug gang crackdown Laundered Cash

Five women arrested in major Cork drug gang crackdown

This morning’s operation was part of a major investigation into the drug trade in the city.

From TheJournal.ie Man taken to hospital with chest injuries after garda raid Drug Raid

Man taken to hospital with chest injuries after garda raid

One man in his 40s has been arrested.

From TheJournal.ie "The stereotype of overdose is a person with a needle in their arm" Polydrug Use

"The stereotype of overdose is a person with a needle in their arm"

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day.

From TheJournal.ie 'Just because people are saying it doesn't mean it's true': Bill Cosby goes on the offensive Allegations

'Just because people are saying it doesn't mean it's true': Bill Cosby goes on the offensive

His lawyer said: “The sheer volume, or number of people who are saying a particular thing does not make it true.”

From TheJournal.ie Skunk is becoming more and more of a problem in Ireland  - it is not 'simply cannabis' THC

Skunk is becoming more and more of a problem in Ireland - it is not 'simply cannabis'

Immediate action is needed to tackle the issue, drug campaigners say.

From TheJournal.ie Woman's execution delayed because of problems with the lethal injection Death Row

Woman's execution delayed because of problems with the lethal injection

Kelly Gissendaner was due to be put to death last night.

From TheJournal.ie This legendary TV presenter got off his face on skunk and said it was 'worse than a war zone' Psychosis
From TheJournal.ie Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

The woman is said to have no symptoms and to be at low risk to the guests and crew.

7 Solpadeine chemist stories we can all relate to

Please Mr Pharmacist.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense Drug Use

Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense

Several drug-related deaths and hospitalisations this month demonstrate how our adherence to an overly-simplistic drug policy is misguided and dangerous.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe Drug Use

Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe

The European Drug report also finds that over a quarter of the general population has tried cannabis.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you take antibiotics that weren't prescribed for you? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you take antibiotics that weren't prescribed for you?

A warning has been issued this morning that the misuse of the drugs is leading to the rise of superbugs.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrests and €115k of cannabis seized in Carlow raid Tullow

Two arrests and €115k of cannabis seized in Carlow raid

Two men, a 33-year-old and 37-year-old, were arrested at the scene.

From TheJournal.ie One man charged after €100k worth of drugs seized in armed raids Kildare

One man charged after €100k worth of drugs seized in armed raids

Another male was released without charge.

From TheJournal.ie Four to appear before court in connection with massive drug seizure Sting

Four to appear before court in connection with massive drug seizure

Another five men are still being questioned,

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize large amount of cash in two raids on houses in north Dublin Sale And Supply

Gardaí seize large amount of cash in two raids on houses in north Dublin

The raids were part of an on-going investigation into drug dealing.

From TheJournal.ie 'No further action' to be taken into Nigella Lawson's admission of drug use London

'No further action' to be taken into Nigella Lawson's admission of drug use

During the trial of two of her former assistants, the celebrity chef admitted to previously using cocaine.

From TheJournal.ie One arrest after cannabis seizure worth €100,000 Laois

One arrest after cannabis seizure worth €100,000

A man in his 30s was arrested following the planned search at a premises in Portarlington, Co Laois.

From TheJournal.ie The positives and negatives: How marijuana affects your brain and body Legalised

The positives and negatives: How marijuana affects your brain and body

While there are recreational uses and recognised medical applications of the drug, it can also be damaging to our bodies and minds.

From TheJournal.ie Health insurance company under fire for not offering cancer drug Cancer

Health insurance company under fire for not offering cancer drug

Senator Professor John Crown said that the decision by GloHealth means private patients are having to be put into public health care.

From TheJournal.ie Child care court reports show drug abuse, violence and mental illness Children

Child care court reports show drug abuse, violence and mental illness

The reports are published on the Child Law Project website, which was launched earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Longer use of breast cancer drug halves the risk of death Cancer

Longer use of breast cancer drug halves the risk of death

It is expected that this will be recommended from now on and as the drug is cheap and widely available, it could have an immediate impact.

From TheJournal.ie Crystal meth: The side effects of Breaking Bad in Ireland Breaking Bad

Crystal meth: The side effects of Breaking Bad in Ireland

“Crystal meth has ravaged whole communities in the US and the same is happening in Ireland,” said Fr Peter McVerry.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged in connection with Lusk drug seizure Courts

Man charged in connection with Lusk drug seizure

Gardaí found €250,000 worth of cannabis herb during a search in Lusk as part of an ongoing operation targeting the criminal activity of a North Dublin crime gang.

12 ways Viagra has changed the world in 15 years Under The Covers This post contains videos

12 ways Viagra has changed the world in 15 years

Happy Birthday Viagra, you old dog you.

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