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GP concerns were raised over any benzodiazepine prescription changes. (23 Oct 2014)

[Telegraph, UK] , Roland, Denise UK Cannabis-based multiple sclerosis drug divides England and Wales. (08 Oct 2014)

Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 127 - Proposed legislation [38414/14]. (08 Oct 2014)

Drug 'important therapeutic agent'. [Pregabalin]. (26 Sep 2014)

Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 25- Drugs dealing [35382/14]. (24 Sep 2014)

[Irish Times] , Cullen, Paul Medicinal cannabis regulations in weeks. (11 Jul 2014)

Cannabis-based medicines will be legal by next week, says Minister. (10 Jul 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Sullivan, Claire Half of over-65s mix booze and medication, despite warnings. (04 Jul 2014)

[Irish Times] , Cullen, Paul Nicotine replacement product to go on general sale. (03 Jul 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , Walsh, Jason ‘Smart drug’ not such a bright idea. (30 Jun 2014)

Ministerial meeting of the sectoral group on the misuse of substances. (27 Jun 2014)

[irishhealth.com] , Hunter, Niall 143 medicine-related deaths last year. (26 Jun 2014)

Almost a million illegal medicines seized last year. (21 Jun 2014)

Irish medicines board announces 2013 performance outturn. (20 Jun 2014)

National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol. (2014) Drug use in Ireland and Northern Ireland 2010/11 drug prevalence survey: polydrug use results. Bulletin 5. National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol, Dublin .

Thousands of illegal meds detained. (26 May 2014)

[Irish Times] , Cullen, Paul Analysis: Potential harm caused by illegal medicines needs to be addressed. (23 May 2014)

Haul of counterfeit prescription medicines detained. (22 May 2014)

Health Information and Quality Authority. (2014) Guidance for health and social care providers. Principles of good practice in medication reconciliation. Health Information and Quality Authority, Cork .

Galvin, Rose and Moriarty, Frank and Cousins, Gráinne and Cahir, Caitriona and Motterlini, Nicola and Bradley, Marie and Hughes, Carmel M and Bennett, Kathleen and Smith, Susan M and Fahey, Tom and Kenny, Rose-Anne (2014) Prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing and prescribing omissions in older Irish adults: findings from The Irish longitudinal study on ageing study (TILDA). European journal of clinical pharmacology, 70 (5). pp. 599-606.

Irish College of General Practitioners. (2014) ICGP annual report 2013 (Jan-Dec). Irish College of General Practitioners, Dublin .

[Independent.ie] , Cusack, Jim Gardai get tough on city drug pushers. (16 Mar 2014)

Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 277 - Misuse of drugs [12721/14]. (13 Mar 2014)

Al-Lawati, Sabah (2014) A report on patient non-adherence in Ireland. Pfizer Healthcare Ireland; Irish Pharmacy Union; Irish Patients' Association, Dublin .

[Independent.ie] , Anderson, Nicola Leading Irish psychologist warns against taking drugs for stress. (07 Jan 2014)

Osman, M and Casey, P (2014) Pregabalin abuse for enhancing sexual performance: case discussion and literature review. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, Early online .

Nielsen, Suzanne and Degenhardt, Louisa and Hoban, Bianca and Gisev, Natasha (2014) Comparing opioids: a guide to estimating oral morphine equivalents (OME) in research. ,National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. 10 p. NDARC Technical Report No. 329

Prescription drugs worth €75k seized from house in Summerhill. (21 Dec 2013)

Dail Eireann debate. Priority question 3 - Substance misuse [54126/13]. (18 Dec 2013)

[irishhealth.com] , Condon, Deborah Do not mix alcohol with medicines. (11 Dec 2013)

Data on antidepressant prescribing now available. (01 Nov 2013)

Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 601 - Substance misuse [42435/13]. (08 Oct 2013)

Moore, Joan (2013) From Drugnet Europe. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 47, Autumn 2013 . p. 37.

Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 8. Misuse of drugs [39927/13]. (26 Sep 2013)

Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 1331. Cross-border health initiatives [37267/13]. (18 Sep 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , Rogers, Stephen Lives ‘in danger’ from fake medicine. (17 Sep 2013)

[Irish Independent] , O'Regan, Eilish Warning as cases of painkiller poisoning on rise. (09 Sep 2013)

[Irish Independent] , Ellis, Fiona Suicide victim's mum calls for rethink on medication. (09 Sep 2013)

[Irish Medical Times] , Reilly, Catherine DoH clarifies policy on handwritten scripts. (04 Sep 2013)

'Ming' Flanagan: legalisation of medical cannabis not a back door for recreational use. (29 Aug 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , Ó Fátharta, Conall Drug and alcohol abuse by nurses exposed. (20 Aug 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , Connolly, Shaun Medicinal cannabis may be used to treat MS sufferers. (16 Aug 2013)

[Irish Times] , Holland, Kitty GP's to be allowed prescribe medicinal cannabis. (15 Aug 2013)

[Irish Medical News] , Cahill, Niamh The problem with addiction and benzodiazepines. (23 Jul 2013)

Stimulant medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ‘protects against substance use disorders’. (12 Jul 2013)

Dail Eireann Debate. Written answers 480 & 491 - National drug-related deaths index [32913/13 & 32914/13]. (09 Jul 2013)

[irishhealth.com] , Condon, Deborah Warning on buying meds online. (01 Jul 2013)

Editorial: Lack of awareness of drugs black market. (29 Jun 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Cionnaith, Fiachra Online fake drugs trade worth up to €70bn. (29 Jun 2013)

Ferri, Marica and Minozzi, Silvia and Bo, Alessandra and Amato, Laura (2013) Slow release oral morphine as maintenance therapy for opioid dependence. ,John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (6) Art. No.: CD009879. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009879.pub2.

[Irish Examiner] , De Brun, Rita Students turning to legal stimulants for exam edge. (09 May 2013)

Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 211 - Medicinal products supply [21863/13]. (08 May 2013)

Drugs bought on the internet ‘can contain rat poison’, warn pharmacists. (28 Apr 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Sullivan, Claire Probe into claims cocaine, cannabis are being smuggled into psychiatric unit. (27 Apr 2013)

Cannabis-based oral spray approved for use in Ireland. (12 Apr 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , Connolly, Shaun Call for crackdown on web prescription drugs trade. (02 Apr 2013)

Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 13 – Misuse of drugs [14345/13]. (20 Mar 2013)

Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 614 – Misuse of drugs [12640/13]. (12 Mar 2013)

Corrigan, Desmond and Dermody, Aoife and King, Dermot and Cafferty, Siobhan and Buckley, Anne and Cullen, Walter (2013) Benzodiazepine abuse. Next steps conference videos. In: Benzodiazepine abuse: Next steps conference, Limerick.

National Advisory Committee on Prescription Drug Use. (2013) First do no harm: Responding to Canada’s prescription drug crisis. ,Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. 88 p.

Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 508 - Drug seizures [10046/13]. (26 Feb 2013)

Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 589 – Drug seizures [8822/13]. (19 Feb 2013)

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs . (2013) ACMD advice on sativex. ,Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. 2 p.

Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 722 - Medicinal products [4376/13]. (29 Jan 2013)

Dail Eireann debate: Written answer 1012 - Medical products [1044/13]. (16 Jan 2013)

[Irish Independent] , Melia, Paul 2.5m tablets seized as more people buy online. (05 Jan 2013)

Horgan, Justine and Long, Jean (2013) Use of sedatives or tranquillisers and anti-depressants in Ireland. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 44, Winter 2012 . pp. 1-3.

Maguire, Aideen and Hughes, Carmel M. and Cardwell, Chris and O'Reilly, Dermot (2013) Psychotropic medications and the transition into care: a national data linkage study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61 . pp. 215-221.

(2013) Commissioning treatment for dependence on prescription and over-the-counter medicines: a guide for NHS and local authority commissioners. ,Public Health England. 6 p.

Kolshus, Eric and Freyne, Aideen and Callanan, I and Cooney, C (2013) Psychotropic prescribing in the oldest old attending a geriatric psychiatry service: a retrospective, cross-sectional study. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 30 (3). pp. 187-196.

Agyapong, Vincent and Singh, K and Savage, M and Thekiso, Thekiso B. and Finn, M and Farren, Conor Kevin and McLoughlin, Declan M (2013) Use of codeine-containing medicines by Irish psychiatric inpatients before and after regulatory limitations on their supply. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 30 (1). pp. 7-12.

Ciciriello, Sabina and Johnsto, Renea V. and Osborne, Richard H. and Wicks, Ian and deKroo, Tanya and Clereha, Rosemary and O'Neill, Clare and Buchbinder, Rachelle (2013) Multimedia educational interventions for consumers about prescribed and over-the-counter medications. ,John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4 Art. No.: CD008416. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008416.pub2

Balding, Lucy (2013) The World Health Organisation analgesic ladder: its place in modern Irish medical practice. Irish Medical Journal, 106 (4).

Gusmao, Ricardo and Quintao, Sonia and McDaid, David and Arensman, Ella and van Audenhove, Chantal and Coffey, Claire and Varnik, Airi and Varnik, Peeter and Coyne, James and Hegerl, Ulrich (2013) Antidepressant utilization and suicide in Europe: an ecological multi-national study. PLoS ONE, 8 (6).

Irish Medicines Board. (2013) Irish Medicines Board annual report 2012. Irish Medicines Board, Dublin .

O'Gorman, Aileen and Piggott, Kevin and Napier, Kristina and Driscoll, Alan and Emerson, Darren and Mooney, Robert and Fennelly, Cara and Gately, Pamela and Foley, Mary (2013) An analysis of current licit and illicit drug use patterns in the Finglas-Cabra local drugs task force area. Finglas/Cabra Local Drugs Task Force, Dublin .

Apantaku-Olajide, Tunde and Smyth, Bobby P (2013) Non-medical use of psychotropic prescription drugs among adolescents in substance use treatment. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 45 (4). pp. 340-346.

Van Hout, Marie Claire and Bingham, Tim (2013) Open drug scenes and drug-related public nuisance: A visual rapid assessment research study in Dublin, Ireland. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 12 (2).

Corcoran, Paul and Heavey, Breda and Griffin, Eve and Perry, Ivan J and Arensman, Ella (2013) Psychotropic medication involved in intentional drug overdose: implications for treatment. Neuropsychiatry, 3 (3). pp. 285-293.

'Don't mix alcohol and meds'. (19 Dec 2012)

[Irish Examiner] , Ring, Evelyn Drug to curb alcohol dependence gets go-ahead. (17 Dec 2012)

Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol and medicines. New EMCDDA report reveals risks of substance use behind the wheel. (14 Dec 2012)

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2012) Effectiveness Bank Bulletin [Opioid treatment effectiveness]. ,Drug and Alcohol Findings. Effectiveness Bank Bulletin, 28 Nov

Drug dealing [Benzodiazepines] [50581/12]. (15 Nov 2012)

Departmental surveys [prevalence] [50660/12]. (15 Nov 2012)

Written answers - Misuse of drugs [49108/12]. (08 Nov 2012)

Pharmacists warn of dangers of using internet for buying medicines. (23 Oct 2012)

[Irish Medical Times] , Culliton, Gary Prescribing Task Force due. (23 Oct 2012)

Prescription drugs [internet sales] [43273/12] [43274/12]. (09 Oct 2012)

Lynn, Ena (2012) Poisoning and clinical toxicology: a template for Ireland. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 43, Autumn 2012 . p. 19.

Martyn, Michelle (2012) Drug and alcohol misuse among adult offenders on probation supervision: Findings from the drugs and alcohol survey 2011. Irish Probation Journal, 9 .

Misuse of drugs [29729/12]. (27 Sep 2012)

Medicinal products [Savitex] [39838/12]. (20 Sep 2012)

(2012) Effectiveness Bank Bulletin [Community drug team prescribing and client views]. ,Drug and Alcohol Findings. Drug and Alcohol Findings, 09 Aug

EPS Consulting. (2012) Tackling the black market and retail crime. Retail Ireland, Dublin .

557. Deputy Jonathan O’Brien asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the policies in place with regard to prescription drugs in each prison; the number of prisoners being prescribed benzodiazepines in each prison... [34848/12]. (17 Jul 2012)

European Commission. (2012) Report on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights. Results at the EU border 2011. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg .

54. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Finance the legislation he is reviewing in relation to the strengthening of the law regarding the illegal importation of prescription drugs. [26718/12]. (06 Jun 2012)

824 [& 828]. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Health if the sale of prescription drugs by a person other than a pharmacist is a crime; the specific legislation involved; if he is considering additional legislation in the area. [26597/12]. (06 Jun 2012)

665. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the volume, estimated value and type of prescription drugs seized during the arrests of persons engaged in the illegal sale of prescription drugs in 2012. [26601/12]. (06 Jun 2012)

673 [& 663, 664, 667]. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will outline in tabular form the total number of offences recorded annually under Section 18 of the 1977 Misuse of Drugs Act , relating to the forging of prescriptions that have occurred from 2005 to 2011, and to date in 2012 by location. [26654/12]. (06 Jun 2012)

51 [52 & 53]. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Finance if he will outline in tabular form the number and type of prescription drugs seized by customs officials to date in 2012. [26596/12]. (06 Jun 2012)

Pharmacists express concern over addiction to pain relief. (01 May 2012)

Apantaku-Olajide, Tunde and Ducray, Kevin and Byrne, Patricia and Smyth, Bobby P. (2012) Perception of unmet needs and association with benzodiazepine misuse among patients on a methadone maintenance treatment programme. The Psychiatrist, 36 (5). pp. 169-174.

Martyn, Michelle (2012) Drug and alcohol misuse among adult offenders. Findings from the drugs and alcohol survey 2011. Probation Service, Meath .

[Irish Medical Times] , Gantly, Dara Service shortfalls are the reason behind prescribing rates — IMO. (04 Apr 2012)

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. (2012) Opioid management practices for the prevention of drug diversion and misuse: a review of the clinical evidence and guidelines. ,CADTH. 21 p. Rapid response review

[rte.ie] , Murphy, Paul Prime Time blog 27 March 2012 [prescription drugs]. (27 Mar 2012)

[Medical Independent] , Shannon, June HSE benzodiazepine letters to encourage quality prescribing. (23 Mar 2012)

Keenaghan, Celia and Sweeney, Joanna and McGowan, Bernie (2012) Care options for primary care: the development of best practice guidance on social prescribing for primary care teams. ,Keenaghan Research and Communication. 71 p.

Long, Jean (2012) Results from the third general population survey in Ireland. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 40, Winter 2011 . pp. 6-8.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2012) Legal topic overviews: classification of controlled drugs. ,European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

Schulze, Horst and Urmeew, Raschid and Auerbach, Kerstin and Alvarez, Javier and Bernhoft, Inger Marie and de Gier, Han and Hagenzieker, Marjan and Houwing, Sjoerd and Knoche, Anja and Pilgerstorfer, Monika and Zlender, Bojan (2012) Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol and medicines in Europe — findings from the DRUID project. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg .

Royal College of Psychiatrists. (2012) Benzodiazepines leaflet. Royal College of Psychiatrists, London.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2012) DrugFacts: Prescription and over-the-counter medications. ,National Institute on Drug Abuse. 3 p.

Parsons, Graham (2012) Dependence on benzodiazepines or Z-drugs: having that conversation. Irish Pharmacy Union Review (December). pp. 25-29.

Primary Care Reimbursement Service. (2012) Primary Care Reimbursement Service: statistical analysis of claims and payments 2010. Health Service Executive, Dublin .

Irish Medicines Board. (2012) Irish Medicines Board annual report 2011. Irish Medicines Board, Dublin .

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2012) Clinical drug testing in primary care. ,Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 96 p. Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) Series 30

WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence . (2012) WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Thirty-fifth report. World Health Organization, Geneva .

Dolan, Catherine and Omer, Sami and Glynn, Deirdre A. and Corcoran, Michelle and McCarthy, Geraldine (2012) Benzodiazepine and Z-drug prescribing for elderly people in a general hospital: a complete audit cycle. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 29 (2). pp. 128-131.

Iqbal, M. and Cash, WJ and Sarwar, S. and McCormick, PA (2012) Paracetamol overdose: the liver unit perspective. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 181 (3). pp. 439-443.

Long, Jean and Horgan, Justine (2012) Drug use among the general population, by regional drugs task force area. Drugnet Ireland, Issue . pp. 24-27.

Topical issue debate - Suicide prevention. (08 Dec 2011)

450. Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Health his plans to criminalise imported prescription tablets being sold to drug addicts here. [38840/11]. (06 Dec 2011)

Prescription drug usage on the rise among women. (23 Nov 2011)

Horgan, Justine (2011) Drug use in Ireland and Northern Ireland. First results from the 2010/11 drug prevalence survey. In: Drug use in Ireland and Northern Ireland: results launch., 22 November 2011, Buswell's Hotel, Dublin.

50,000 illegal and counterfeit medicines seized in Ireland. (30 Sep 2011)

172. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a significant street market has emerged for the sale of prescription drugs; his plans to make the sale of such drugs, without due authorisation, a criminal offence. [26765/11]. (29 Sep 2011)

146. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the steps which have been taken to implement the report of his Department’s benzodiazepine committee; the total cost of benzodiazepine prescribing to the health service. 25156/11]. (21 Sep 2011)

Prescription drug misuse growing in Northern Ireland. (24 Aug 2011)

[Independent UK] , Kirby, Jane Epilepsy drug misuse 'on the rise'. (08 Jul 2011)

Prescribing heroin reduces abuse of the drug. (08 Jul 2011)

Dr Dominic Rowley answers all your questions on the addiction to painkillers. (07 Jul 2011)

[Irish Medical Times] , Connors, Aoife Plan to control use of benzodiazepines. (06 Jul 2011)

[Medical Independent] , Shannon, June An addiction on prescription. (30 Jun 2011)

Minister Shortall launches Report on Responding to Benzodiazepine use in Ballymun. (21 Jun 2011)

208. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Health if he will make available a drug (details supplied).[14908/11]. (09 Jun 2011)

205. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason a medication (details supplied) is not available here. [13891/11]. (01 Jun 2011)

347. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason a medication (details supplied) is not available here. [13610/11]. (31 May 2011)

340. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health and Children if he and the Garda Síochána have identified the increasing problem of prescription drugs being sold illegally; and the measures he and the Garda Síochána are taking to address this problem. [12737/11]. (24 May 2011)

Long-term patients taking inappropriate drugs. (06 Apr 2011)

Fake Valium Tablets -ALERT. (14 Feb 2011)

Mental Health Commission. (2011) Mental health services 2010: medication. Mental Health Commission, Dublin .

Law, Fergus (2011) What is the size, prevalence and evidence of misuse of benzodiazepines. In: SMMGP training day: Problematic use of over-the-counter (OTC) medication, benzodiazepines and other prescribed medications: how do we manage these increasing problems?, 11 May 2011, Harrogate, England.

Carrigan, Jane (2011) Chains of addiction and links of support. Responding to benzodiazepine use in Ballymun; a GP-community partnership addiction project. Ballymun Family Practice; Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force, Dublin .

Ford, Chris (2011) Problematic use of over-the-counter (OTC) medication: prevalence, evidence and how to manage people with these problems. In: SMMGP training day: Problematic use of over-the-counter (OTC) medication, benzodiazepines and other prescribed medications: how do we manage these increasing problems?, 11 May 2011, Harrogate, England.

Mental Health Commission. (2011) The human cost: an overview of the evidence on economic adversity and mental health and recommendations for action. Mental Health Commission, Dublin .

Irish Pharmacy Union. (2011) Irish Pharmacy Union annual report 2011. Irish Pharmacy Union, Dublin .

Irwin, Orla (2011) The way forward second strategic plan of the Western Region Drugs Task Force 2011-2014. Western Region Drugs Task Force, Galway .

Progression Routes Initiative. (2011) Community detoxification protocols: benzodiazepines. Progression Routes Initiative, Dublin .

Edginton, Mark (2011) Addiction to medicines - findings from the DH commissioned reports from the NAC and NTA. In: SMMGP training day: Problematic use of over-the-counter (OTC) medication, benzodiazepines and other prescribed medications: how do we manage these increasing problems?, 11 May 2011, Harrogate, England.

O'Sullivan, David and Byrne, Stephan (2011) Potential inappropriate prescribing. Irish Pharmacy Union Review (July). pp. 21-23.

Primary Care Reimbursement Service. (2011) Primary Care Reimbursement Service: statistical analysis of claims and payments 2009. Health Service Executive, Dublin .

Corrigan, Desmond (2011) Putting the spotlight on our prescription drug problem. Irish Pharmacist, 5 (13). p. 22.

Willott, Stephen (2011) Meeting the challenge of prescribed medication misuse in the community. In: SMMGP training day: Problematic use of over-the-counter (OTC) medication, benzodiazepines and other prescribed medications: how do we manage these increasing problems?, 11 May 2011, Harrogate, England.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2011) Commonly abused prescription drugs chart. ,National Institute on Drug Abuse. 2 p.

UNODC Drug Prevention and Health Branch. (2011) Ensuring availability of controlled medications for the relief of pain and preventing diversion and abuse: Striking the right balance to achieve the optimal public health outcome. ,United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 24 p.

World Health Organization. (2011) Ensuring balance in national policies on controlled substances: Guidance for availability and accessibility of controlled medicines. World Health Organization, Geneva .

International Narcotics Control Board . (2011) Report of the International Narcotics Control Board on the availability of internationally controlled drugs: ensuring adequate access for medical and scientific purposes. United Nations, New York .

Apantaku-Olajide, Tunde (2011) Abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Irish Psychiatry, Dublin .

National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse. (2011) Addiction to medicine: an investigation into the configuration and commissioning of treatment services to support those who develop problems with prescription-only or over-the-counter medicine. ,National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse. 32 p.

Irish Medicines Board. (2011) Irish Medicines Board annual report 2009. Irish Medicines Board, Dublin .

Bellerose, Delphine (2011) Benzodiazepine use in Ireland. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 36, Winter 2010 . pp. 1-3.

Byrne, Stephan and O'Mahony, Denis and Hughes, Carmel M. and Parsons, Carole and Patterson, Susan and McCormack, Brendan and Finn, Finola (2011) An evaluation of the inappropriate prescribing in older residents in long term care facilities in the greater Cork and Northern Ireland regions using the STOPP and Beers’ criteria. Centre for ageing research and development in Ireland (CARDI), Dublin .

Connolly, Johnny (2011) Legal update. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 37, Spring 2011 . pp. 25-26.

Irish Pharmacy Union. (2011) 2011 annual report of IPU Executive Committee. AGMs of the IPU and IPU Services Ltd. Irish Pharmacy Union, Dublin .

RCGP Secure Environments Group. (2011) Safer prescribing in prisons: guidance for clinicians. ,Royal College of General Practitioners. 21 p.

[Irish Medical Times] , Pinjon, Emmanuelle Use of prescribed drugs to treat alcohol addiction. (02 Dec 2010)

575. Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for Health and Children if she intends to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act of 1977 to allow doctors to prescribe Sativex. (29 Sep 2010)

New codeine guidance now in force – Pharmacy Regulator. (01 Aug 2010)

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. (2010) Non-prescription medicinal products containing codeine: Guidance for pharmacists on safe supply to patients. The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, Dublin .

Irish Pharmacy Union. (2010) Irish Pharmacy Union annual report 2010. Irish Pharmacy Union, Dublin .

Lyons, Suzi (2010) Drug Treatment Centre Board pioneers nurse prescribing in addiction in Ireland. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 33, Spring 2010 . p. 21.

174. Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Health and Children the developments in the case of a person (details supplied) who has made several requests to enter the State on holidays with a small amount of prescribed medicine listed in the Misuse of Drugs Act.[11776/10]. (10 Mar 2010)

269. Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Health and Children if the Director of Public Prosecutions has determined if the Garda can prosecute seizures of prescribed drugs which are sold on the streets. [4588/10]. (02 Feb 2010)

Irish Medicines Board. (2010) Irish Medicines Board annual report 2008. Irish Medicines Board, Dublin .

The Drug Treatment Centre Board Pioneers First Nurse Prescribers in Addiction in Ireland. (05 Jan 2010)

Corcoran, Paul and Reulbach, U and Keeley, HS and Perry, IJ and Hawton, K and Arensman, Ella (2010) Use of analgesics in intentional drug overdose presentations to hospital before and after the withdrawal of distalgesic from the Irish market. BMC Clinical Pharmacology, 18 (10). p. 6.

Dee, Amber (2010) Wreckage: prescription drug addiction: caught by surprise. AuthorHouse , Bloomington, IN.

Walsh, Simone (2010) Pharmacy guidelines on safe supply of codeine-based products. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 35, Autumn 2010 . p. 28.

National Advisory Committee on Drugs & Public Health Information and Research Branch. (2009) Drug use in Ireland and Northern Ireland 2006/2007 drug prevalence survey: sedatives or tranquillisers, and anti-depressants results: Bulletin 6. National Advisory Committee on Drugs, Dublin .

Flynn, Kealan (2009) Minor tranquillisers and sedatives: use and misuse in the West of Ireland. Western Region Drugs Task Force, Galway .

Galvin, Brian (2009) Use of minor tranquillisers and sedatives in the WRDTF area. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 30, Summer 2009 . pp. 10-11.

Carson, Raymond and Jacob, P. and McQuillan, Regina (2009) Towards safer use of opioids. Irish Medical Journal, 102 (8).

Long, Jean and Lyons, Suzi (2009) Sedative, tranquilliser and anti-depressant use in Ireland. Drugnet Ireland, Issue . pp. 7-10.

Prescription drugs: legal and lethal. (24 Feb 2008)

Primary Care Reimbursement Service. (2008) Finance Shared Services Primary Care Reimbursement Service: statistical analysis of claims and payments 2007. Health Service Executive, Dublin .

Maisto, Stephen A. and Galizio, Mark and Connors, Gerard J (2008) Drug use and abuse. Wadsworth .

Irish Sports Council. (2008) Irish Sports Council factsheets: Diuretics, Chemical and physical manipulation, Enhancement of xygen transfer. [FactSheet]

Irish Sports Council. (2008) Irish Sports Council factsheets: Anabolic steroids, beta-blockers, hormones. [FactSheet]

Levinthal, Charles F. (2008) Drugs, behavior, and modern society. Pearson, Allyn & Bacon , Boston ; London.

Irish Medicines Board. (2008) Irish Medicines Board annual report 2007. Irish Medicines Board, Dublin .

Long, Jean (2008) Identifying new drugs and new drug trends with the help of drug helplines. Drugnet Ireland, Issue . p. 22.

Prescriptions for anti-anxiety drugs nudge one million mark. (21 Oct 2007)

Primary Care Reimbursement Service. (2007) Finance Shared Services Primary Care Reimbursement Service: statisticsl analysis of claims and payments 2006. Health Service Executive, Dublin .

Whitty, Marie and O'Connor, John J (2007) Intra-arterial injection of zolpidem and substance misusers. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 24 (4). p. 161.

Gracer, Richard I (2007) A new prescription for addiction. Subutex, Prometa, Vivitrol, and Campral - the revolutionary new treatments for alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, and prescription drug addiction. Elite Books , USA.

National Advisory Committee on Drugs, Drug and Alcohol Information and Research Unit. (2007) Drug Use in Ireland and Northern Ireland: 2002/2003 drug prevalence survey: sedatives, tranquillisers or anti-depressants results: bulletin 6. National Advisory Committee on Drugs & Public Health Information and Research Branch, Dublin .

139. Ms McManus asked the Minister for Health and Children further to the recent amendment by the Irish Medicines Board for the authorisation of Buprenorphine to be allowed to be prescribed by general practitioners with specialist training, the timeframe for her considerations of this authorisation; if there are obstacles;[35939/06]. (02 Nov 2006)

191. Mr. Gregory asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the guidelines which exist to ensure that medical prescriptions are secure and cannot be easily forged in view of the huge problem of addiction to prescription drugs, many of which are fraudulently obtained and sold on the streets; if the bar coding of prescriptions, as is the practice in Britain, is being considered. [5945/06]. (15 Feb 2006)

201. Ms O. Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the reason an expert report launched by her Department on benzodiazepine prescribing in 2002 recommended that private and medical card patients for these drugs should be monitored by her Department via the GMS board; the further reason this recommendation has not been implemented. [3057/06]. (31 Jan 2006)

McDonald, Niall (2006) The portrayal of antidepressants in the Irish newspapers. Masters thesis, Dublin City University.

National Shared Services, Primary Care Reimbursement Service. (2006) National Shared Services Primary Care Reimbursement Service: statisticsl analysis of claims and payments 2005. Health Service Executive, Dublin .

General Medical Services (Payments) Board. (2005) General Medical Services (Payments) Board report for the year ended 31st December 2004. General Medical Services (Payments) Board, Dublin .

Critser, Greg (2005) Generation Rx : how prescription drugs are transforming American lives, minds, and bodies. Houghton Mifflin , Boston.

O'Connell, Henry and Lawlor, Brian (2005) Alcohol and heart disease: what do you prescribe? Irish Medical Journal, 98 (8). pp. 230-1.

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