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The first legal medicinal cannabis product will be available to eligible patients from next month. File photograph: Mauro Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images

The first legal medicinal cannabis product will be available to eligible patients from next month, but a specialist consultant has said he would not p(...)

Sedatives accounted for 36 per cent of the medicines seized, and erectile dysfunction medicines for 30 per cent

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has said it is concerned at a 58 per cent increase in the number of illegal medicines detained last ye(...)

Dr Lorraine Nolan, chief executive of the Health Products Regulatory Authority,  estimates the risk of the unusual blood clot on the brain, which is possibly linked to the vaccine, at one in 200,000.  Photograph:  Stephen Collins/ Collins Photo

People should still take the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine if offered it, despite the first Irish case of a rare blood clot in a vaccinated person this(...)

The reporting experience  to date suggests  the benefits of Covid-19 vaccines outweigh any risks.  Photograph: Mary Altaffer/ AP

A total of 257 reports of suspected side effects have been notified to the medicines regulator in the first three weeks of Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccine (...)

Some 81 reports of suspected side effects linked to the Covid-19 vaccine have been reported to Irish medical regulators. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Some 81 reports of suspected side effects linked to the Covid-19 vaccine have been reported to Irish medical regulators. All of the reports were con(...)

Under the plan the State will roll out 14 million doses of at least five different vaccines. File photograph: Getty Images

Cabinet will today sign off on a plan to deliver more than €100 million worth of vaccines across the country – including at mass vaccination centres –(...)

Some 400 delegates from multinational employers gathered in Dublin Castle on Wednesday for a biopharmaceutical industry conference. Photograph: iStock

Giving seriously ill patients faster access to new drugs while trebling clinical trials would help boost the pharmaceutical industry, which employs 45(...)

The 252 patients who died included 109 who were on anti-cancer medicines and 44 who were on psycholeptic (calm-inducing) medicines. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

More than 250 Irish patients died last year while on treatment with medicines where an adverse reaction had been reported, according to the annual rep(...)

Not all companies that produce medical devices in the UK have put measures in place to transition their UK  certificates to the necessary EU regulations.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Concerns have been raised about the supply of essential medical devices after it emerged that a “significant” number of products will not have adequat(...)

Demand for prescriptions for inhalers and blood pressure drugs had increased, while patients on biologic medicines were concerned over supplies in pharmacies, the committee heard.

Irish patients have begun stockpiling drugs over fears of a disruptive Brexit, an Oireachtas committee has heard. This is despite official assurances(...)

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