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(...)

A Dublin woman, who admitted unlawfully supplying potentially dangerous slimming tablets, must come up with proposals to pay €3,250 in legal costs, a judge has ordered. File photograph of tablets.

A Dublin woman, who admitted unlawfully supplying potentially dangerous slimming tablets, must come up with proposals to pay €3,250 in legal costs, a (...)

Lung cancer cells: the focus of the innovative work of scientist Dr Declan Soden and surgeon Mr John Hinchion

A scientist and a surgeon have become experienced inventors, joining forces to forces develop new, more effective treatments for cancer.. Their latest(...)

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(...)

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