A large GP practice, a hospice and patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial the new individual health identifiers. Photograph: Thinkstock

Patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial individual health identifiers, a unique number which will eventually be given to every person (...)

Two separate investigations are under way into the death of a young man after the suspected consumption of an illegal slimming product purchased onlin(...)

Critics of the proposals emanating from a UN agency have dubbed them the “Irish model law” because of the alleged role of an official from the former Irish Medicines Board  in drafting them

The Irish medicines regulator has been dragged into an international row over proposals to tackle counterfeit drugs. Critics of the proposals emanat(...)

Lydia McCarthy, with an address at Alexandra Place, East Road, East Wall,  pictured leaving Dublin District Court. Photograph: Courts Collins

A Dublin woman who admitted unlawfully supplying potentially dangerous slimming tablets, has been allowed more time to pay €3,250 legal costs.Lydia Mc(...)

Medtronic Ireland Limited: denies   negligence and breach of duty

The High Court has been told doctors for a man who is suing the manufacturers of an allegedly faulty heart defibrillator believe removing the device n(...)

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/PCPhoto.ie.

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(...)