Organisation: Irish Medicines Board
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A coroner has issued a second warning about prescribing a popular antibiotic to patients already on cholesterol-lowering drugs after details of another death caused by a rare but potentially fatal interaction between them emerged yesterday.
Fri, 15 May, 2015
An elderly man died from an adverse reaction to a common antibiotic he was prescribed to prevent possible infection following a successful operation, an inquest has heard.
Tue, 21 Apr, 2015
Parents who gave their children bleach in the belief that it could cure them of autism are being questioned by gardaí.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
Doctors for a man, suing the makers of an allegedly faulty heart defibrillator, believe that removing the device now would pose a greater risk than leaving it in place.
Tue, 20 Jan, 2015
Almost 300,000 animals were used in Ireland last year to test the safety, quality, and potency of medicines.
Sat, 13 Dec, 2014
A Dublin woman, who admitted unlawfully supplying potentially dangerous slimming tablets, must come up with proposals to pay €3,250 in legal costs, a judge has ordered.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2014
A young man who collapsed after attending the Swedish House Mafia concert in Phoenix Park died as a result of ecstasy and cocaine toxicity, a coroner has found.
Wed, 12 Nov, 2014
An over-the-counter flea killing product for cats and dogs is the first of a range of pharmaceutical products being launched by Waterford start-up CF Pharma.
Mon, 06 Oct, 2014
A controversial US group selling a "miracle" cure for serious conditions, despite the fact the product is industrial-strength bleach, is planning to return to Ireland this autumn.
Sat, 20 Sep, 2014
Surgeons have warned that someone will have to die before plastic surgery is regulated.
Fri, 05 Sep, 2014
A beautician who illegally performed the Botox beauty treatment at her salon despite being warned she was breaking the law has been fined €6,000.
Tue, 02 Sep, 2014
New health concerns about an active ingredient in a popular toothpaste have re-ignited the debate over its use in other cosmetic products.
Sat, 23 Aug, 2014
A warning has been issued about the effectiveness of a pregnancy test kit after healthcare professionals reported a number of false positives.
Thu, 07 Aug, 2014
Pharmacies have been ordered to return batches of a drug used to treat convulsive seizures in epilepsy sufferers due to concerns it could be contaminated with another potentially dangerous medication.
Thu, 31 Jul, 2014
Sick people are increasingly putting their health and lives at risk by ignoring side-effect warning signs on over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
Sat, 26 Jul, 2014
Guidelines for doctors about a blood-thinning drug may be flawed, according to a British Medical Journal investigation published today.
Wed, 23 Jul, 2014
Ireland’s drugs watchdog is investigating at least two people based in this country who are believed to be selling or administering a "miracle" cure for serious conditions, which is in reality a potent bleach.
Sat, 12 Jul, 2014
Patients have been warned not to take a "miracle" cure for serious conditions sold by a controversial US church coming to Ireland this weekend, as the product is industrial-strength bleach.
Fri, 11 Jul, 2014
Three out of four people in the country would support changes in the law to allow for online purchasing of medicines.
Wed, 09 Jul, 2014
The availability of cannabis-based medicine to relieve one of the main symptoms of multiple sclerosis is about to move a step closer.
Tue, 08 Jul, 2014
Almost a million illegal medicines were seized last year.
Sat, 21 Jun, 2014
The Irish Medicines Board has said there was a 20% increase in the amount of counterfeit and illegal medicines seized last year.
Fri, 20 Jun, 2014
A major breakthrough in how to tackle health service emergencies could literally be about to fly onto the HSE’s radar as a result of an innovative research project by a quick-thinking college student.
Tue, 10 Jun, 2014
More than 100,000 illegal prescription medicines worth almost €300,000 were seized in Ireland in one week. During the operation, 85 medicine packages were taken by custom officials at postal sorting offices.
Fri, 23 May, 2014
There has been a massive haul of illegal and counterfeit prescription medication in the past week.
Thu, 22 May, 2014
The Irish Medical Organisation is being urged to take a stand against the practice of adding fluoride to public drinking water.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2014
A mother of two accused of supplying potentially dangerous slimming tablets by mail order and over the internet is to plead guilty, a court has heard.
Tue, 08 Apr, 2014
Despite a number of setbacks, a 39-year-old man is to continue his campaign for the withdrawal of a controversial acne drug from the market in Ireland.
Tue, 25 Mar, 2014
Pharmacists have called for a fast-acting migraine medicine to be made available over the counter.
Sat, 22 Mar, 2014
The Irish Medicines Board is reassuring patients who take two leading blood-thinning tablets, following reports that 19 deaths have been linked to the drugs.
Mon, 17 Mar, 2014
The state spend on drugs used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction went up instead of down last year, figures show. Major savings were expected in the state spend in the area after Pfizer’s Viagra went off patent in Ireland in June of last year.
Tue, 11 Mar, 2014
Two women who imported thousands of banned and dangerous slimming tablets they unlawfully sold online have been spared jail sentences.
Tue, 04 Mar, 2014
Even though stem cell manufacture has just been licensed in this country, the Government’s ongoing failure to legislate in this area means pharmaceutical giants will still be wary of investing here, according to an expert in stem cell therapy.
Tue, 28 Jan, 2014
Couples struggling to conceive naturally but unable to afford IVF can try a cheaper alternative by taking part in a three-month study using a nutritional supplement which claims to boost fertility.
Mon, 27 Jan, 2014
Serious surgery blunders could be avoided if the Government overhauled cosmetic surgery laws, according to the president of the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons.
Wed, 15 Jan, 2014
The pharmacy regulator has started an inquiry into a Dublin chemist that refused to give an emergency adrenaline pen to a mother whose 14-year-old daughter died minutes later on the street because of a nut allergy.
Sat, 21 Dec, 2013
Health chiefs are set to investigate claims by a senator that there was “a cover-up” by management at St Vincent’s Hospital over the fraudulent charging of health insurers for cancer drugs.
Fri, 20 Dec, 2013
The Dail's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to call in the board of St. Vincent's Hospital after claims of fraud by Senator John Crown.
Thu, 19 Dec, 2013
The Law Reform Commission has said it will focus on a series of issues including new ways of tackling white-collar crime and cyberbullying in its fourth programme of deliberations.
Fri, 29 Nov, 2013
The US Food and Drug Administration is looking into whether morning-after contraceptive pills fail to work in women over a certain weight and will decide whether to add a warning to the drug’s label.
Wed, 27 Nov, 2013
Health chiefs have issued an alert about a series of food supplements sold in shops that can cause liver failure.
Thu, 14 Nov, 2013
A substance used to execute death row convicts in the US has been taken from a Veterinary Clinic in Co Kildare.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2013
A verdict of medical misadventure was returned at the inquest into the death of a woman whose uterus ruptured after she was medically induced at the Rotunda Hospital to deliver her stillborn baby.
Wed, 06 Nov, 2013