The Medical Council said that inappropriate prescribing is ‘having a significant impact on patient safety and wellbeing’. File photograph: Getty

The Medical Council has warned doctors to reduce prescribing of benzodiazepines, Z-drugs and Pregabalin or face potential disciplinary investigation. (...)

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, said in order to have a retail pharmacy business open it is a statutory requirement to have a pharmacist at the premises

A pharmacist found guilty of professional misconduct over allowing prescription and other medications to be supplied from his premises when there was (...)

Solpadeine is one of the codeine-containing products affected by the restrictions. Photograph: iStock

Overdoses caused by strong over-the-counter painkillers dropped by a third following the introduction of restrictions on their sale a decade ago. In (...)

Michael McCormack of Leighlin Pharmacy, Carlow was  found by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland to have kept inadequate records of the drugs he supplied.

A pharmacist who dispensed medication to patients not in accordance with their doctors’ prescriptions, has been found guilty of professional misconduc(...)

Michael McCormack admitted professional misconduct regarding a failure to ensure prescription drug sales were supervised by a registered pharmacist. Stock Photograph: iStock

A pharmacist has admitted that his dispensing of addictive pain killers and other prescription medications to patients was not in accordance with thei(...)

Dr Íde Delargy: “When doctors resort to self-management with alcohol or prescription drugs, the risk of suicide is higher.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Support rather than report is the ethos of the free confidential counselling for doctors, dentists and pharmacists available through the Practitioner (...)

Sodium valproate is manufactured by Sanofi and marketed in Ireland under the brand name Epilim. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/ Bloomberg

Concerns over the dispensing of an anticonvulsant drug known to cause birth defects has prompted a State regulator to write to all pharmacists over th(...)

In Ireland, almost one million counterfeit or sub-standard medicines were seized in 2017. Of these, 47 per cent were anabolic steroids, 23 per cent were sedatives and 13 per cent were medicines for erectile dysfunction. Photograph: iStock

Most of us would never consider the possibility that the medicines we take might be fake or substandard, yet about 10 per cent of medicines worldwide (...)

The HPRA said  it was undertaking a “precautionary recall” of a number of specific medicines containing the active ingredient valsartan.

Patients using a blood pressure and heart medicine, withdrawn for precautionary reasons yesterday by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), (...)

File photograph: PA Wire

The following is an edited version of the statement released by the HPRA on Thursday: The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) today states it(...)

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