Viktoriya Bulankova, of Luttrellstown Place, Carpenterstown, Dublin 15, has been fined €6,000 after a court heard she illegally performed Botox beauty treatments at her salon, despite being warned she was breaking the law. Photograph: Paddy Cummins/

A beautician has been fined €6,000 after a court heard she illegally performed Botox beauty treatments at her salon despite being warned she was break(...)

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), formerly the Irish Medicines Board, advised that ViroPharma SPRL recall several batches of the Buccolam Oromucosal Solution products from pharmacies.

Several batches of a drug used to treat convulsive seizures in children and adolescents have been recalled from pharmacies as a precautionary measure.(...)

Eamon Timmins of Age Action Ireland: “We need clarity and we need transparency as to the price of medications and that appears to be still lacking.”

The Government needs to explain why enormous differentials still exist in the price of commonly used prescription drugs between the Republic and the(...)

Drug costs are a significant part of our public health budget. Community drugs schemes cost the taxpayer €1.7 billion in 2012. Innovation and more com(...)

The Health Products Regulatory Authority today published a list of 12 active substances that are currently classified as prescription-only but are being switched to over-the-counter sale. Photograph:  Alan Weller/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Dozens of commonly used medicines will be made available over the counter for the first time following a decision by the drugs regulator to remove the(...)

The regulations will permit the prescribing of cannabis-based medicines to relieve muscle spasm symptoms in people with multiple sclerosis.  Photograph: Michel Porro/Getty Images

Regulations to allow for the prescribing of medicinal cannabis for the first time are to be finalised within the next week. The regulations will permi(...)

Pat O’Mahony, chief executive, with Michael Hayes, chairman, at the launch of the Health Products Regulatory Authority. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

At least 50 per cent of prescription medicines bought over the internet are counterfeit. The figure comes from Pat O’Mahony, chief executive of what w(...)

The Health Products Regulatory Authority said the move to make Nicorette nicotine replacement therapy products available for general sale will result in these products being more widely accessible by people wishing to seek assistance to quit smoking. Photograph: PA

A leading nicotine replacement product is to be allowed on general sale for the first time, following a decision to relax the rule that has confined t(...)

Declan and Helena O’Shea with twins Theon and Asha at home in Kilmihil, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Declan O’Shea was on holiday in Portugal in 2011 when he fell off a third-floor balcony while sleepwalking. He ended up in a coma for two weeks. When (...)

Generic medicines: contain the same active ingredient as the product they are based on. Photograph: Thinkstock

Atorvastatin, Lansoprazole, Olanzapine. Do you know what these names mean? If you do, it’s likely that your medicine, which you once called by its bra(...)