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Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland
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Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland

Sep 14th 2018, 4:03 PM 22,235 Views 69 Comments

Levels of drug use in Ireland have increased in recent years.

Four men arrested after gardaí seize €52k worth of benzodiazepines and prescription drugs
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Four men arrested after gardaí seize €52k worth of benzodiazepines and prescription drugs

Sep 10th 2018, 10:21 AM 16,648 Views 19 Comments

The men have since been released without charge.

Prescription drugs used in three out of every four overdoses
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Prescription drugs used in three out of every four overdoses

Dec 30th 2016, 7:00 AM 9,284 Views 14 Comments

Benzodiazephines were implicated in 228 deaths in 2014 compared to 77 in 2004.

Gardaí seize prescription drugs and €350k in cash after stopping cars on the M1
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Gardaí seize prescription drugs and €350k in cash after stopping cars on the M1

Jun 15th 2016, 9:47 AM 15,719 Views 14 Comments

Three men were arrested and one remains in custody.

Over 60,000 units of illegal prescription drugs seized in online crackdown
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Over 60,000 units of illegal prescription drugs seized in online crackdown

Jun 9th 2016, 4:34 PM 13,862 Views 40 Comments

Body-building steroids accounted for more than half of drugs illegally bought online.

People are taking drugs like Ritalin to help them perform better in school and work
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People are taking drugs like Ritalin to help them perform better in school and work

Apr 1st 2015, 6:03 AM 17,157 Views 37 Comments

And scientists aren’t sure that’s a good thing.

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

Dec 20th 2014, 8:30 PM 59,109 Views 47 Comments

The two prescription drugs were the main substance recorded in more than 70 poisoning deaths over a two year period.

Woman fined €3k for selling wrinkle filler prescription drug
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Woman fined €3k for selling wrinkle filler prescription drug

Feb 10th 2014, 2:37 PM 13,076 Views 20 Comments

Mary Concepta Burke did not have a prescription to sell Dysport which is a competitor to Botox.

Irish pharmacy union doesn't believe pharmacies will jump to cheaper model
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Irish pharmacy union doesn't believe pharmacies will jump to cheaper model

Jan 16th 2014, 5:47 PM 16,195 Views 30 Comments

A pharmacy is Dundrum is promising to match drug prices in the North with a new scheme.

Prescription drugs worth €75k seized from house in Summerhill
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Prescription drugs worth €75k seized from house in Summerhill

Dec 21st 2013, 3:22 PM 14,401 Views 30 Comments

A 25-year-old man has been arrested.

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs
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Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

Dec 10th 2012, 2:15 PM 5,087 Views 43 Comments

A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.

Prescription drug usage on the rise among women
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Prescription drug usage on the rise among women

Nov 23rd 2011, 12:35 PM 2,054 Views 7 Comments

A survey on drug consumption in Ireland has noted a “huge increase” in the usage of legally available opiates – particularly among women – prompting a call for the examination of how benzodiazepines are prescribed.

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

Apr 6th 2011, 2:13 PM 848 Views 9 Comments

Cross-border research team uncovers potentially inappropriate prescribing processes.