Clinicians should consider the risk posed by certain medication when determining treatment for patients at risk of self-harming or who have a record of doing so, according to a new study.
Drug services in Cork city have noticed "increases in dangerous injecting practices" among drug users, according to new research.
Drug overdoses have risen in Dublin and Cork, in contrast to a national downward trend, official figures show.
A 36-year-old man taking paracetamol for pain died of liver damage due to toxic levels in his system.
Shoppers can now buy enough alcohol to cause a fatal overdose for less than €10, according to a report.
Five teenage boys remained in an Australian hospital on Thursday, a day after suffering drug overdoses at a private school.
Lethal synthetic alternatives to heroin are posing a growing threat across Europe, with rising reports of overdoses and deaths, including in Ireland, according to the EU drugs agency.
Seven people have died from overdoses in the Cleveland area, prompting warnings from authorities.
Five potentially fatal heroin overdoses were reversed last year when trained staff administered a drug which is now being rolled out across the country.
Ireland is one of the top five European countries for the number of people suffering an overdose.
Ireland needs to introduce a national overdose strategy — first promised back in 2009 — an addiction agency has said.
The shocking death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a suspected drugs overdose has highlighted a growing epidemic of heroin use across the US, officials have warned.
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