Emma Martin with her son, James (10), who has numerous allergies, at their home in Monkstown, Co Dublin. Photographs: Brenda Fitzsimons

The death in Dublin last month of a teenager with a peanut allergy, minutes after suffering a fatal reaction when she mistakenly ate satay sauce, was (...)

Since the changes were rolled out, sales of pain-relief products containing codeine have fallen by more than half

WHY IS IT SUCH A PAIN TO GET CODEINE PRODUCTS IN BOOTS?A Wicklow reader called in to Boots on Dublin’s Grafton Street recently and asked for a packet (...)

Eoghan Hanly, president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, said the event would be “a real boon to the national economy”.

More than 3,000 international delegates are expected in Dublin this weekend for the World Pharmaceutical Congress. The conference, entitled “Towards a(...)

In a standard quarterly update to the markets earlier this month, Imperial Tobacco said its plans to launch an electronic cigarette product next year (...)

A pharmacist convicted of possessing child pornography has been banned by the High Court from working with children, home visits and acting in a su(...)

As a word, vaping has yet to achieve common currency, but it is getting there. Short for vapourising, it describes the process whereby nicotine is inh(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly has said the threat of an arson attack on his home by anti-abortion campaigners will not deter him from legislatin(...)

Later this week, the Medical Council will publish its Annual Report for 2012 which will reflect another busy and challenging year for the organisation(...)

There is no national vision for pharmacy in the health service, with many practitioners feeling “stuck(...)

The chances of Irish hospital patients dying after surgery are 2.6 times higher here than in the UK, said Dr Áine Carroll, the(...)

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