Unless Ireland radically reforms its medicine procurement process, patients will face increasing difficulties accessing affordable medicines, a new group has warned.
A large-scale, real-world study published in the European Respiratory Journal, has found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) inhaler handling errors were associated with increased rates of severe disease exacerbations, highlighting that training on inhaler use must be a critical part of care plans for people with the condition.
Negative media coverage of the side-effects associated with taking statins, and patients’ own experiences of taking the drugs, are among the reasons cited by stroke survivors and their carers for stopping taking potentially life-saving drugs, according to new research published in BMJ Open.
Study suggests use of such medications while pregnant may be safer than previously thought
Risk of ventricular arrhythmia more likely due to poor health and caused by infection
355% increase in the number of UK children prescribed devices adrenaline-auto-injectors
The HPRA list of inter-changeable medicines now contains more than 70 active substances
Moves away from a controlled market, to increase competition, may be considered
'Surgery is invasive and costly, not to mention extremely daunting for the child concerned'
Most available antidepressants are ineffective, and some may be unsafe, for children and teenagers with major depression, according to the most comprehensive comparison of commonly prescribed antidepressant drugs so far, published in The Lancet.