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Davey, Christopher G (2021) Editorial: Out of the night-time and into the day: Ketamine and MDMA as therapies for mental disorders. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry .

Ray, Wayne A and Chung, Cecilia P and Murray, Katherine T and Malow, Beth A and Daugherty, James R and Stein, C Michael (2021) Mortality and concurrent use of opioids and hypnotics in older patients: a retrospective cohort study. PLoS Medicine , 18 , (7) , e1003709. (Submitted)

Schofield, Joe and Steven, Deborah and Foster, Rebecca and Matheson, Catriona and Baldacchino, Alexander and McAuley, Andrew and Parkes, Tessa (2021) Quantifying prescribed high dose opioids in the community and risk of overdose. BMC Public Health , 21 , (1) , p. 1174.

Carlyle, Molly and Broomby, Rupert and Simpson, Graham and Hannon, Rachel and Fawaz, Leah and Mollaahmetoglu, O Merve and Drain, Jade and Mostazir, Mohammod and Morgan, Celia J A (2021) A randomised, double-blind study investigating the relationship between early childhood trauma and the rewarding effects of morphine. Addiction Biology , e13047.

Corkery, John Martin and Hung, Wan-Chu and Claridge, Hugh and Goodair, Christine and Copeland, Caroline S and Schifano, Fabrizio (2021) Recreational ketamine-related deaths notified to the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths, England, 1997-2019. Journal of Psychopharmacology , p. 2698811211021588.

Wright, Jason D and Cogan, Jacob C and Huang, Yongmei and Tergas, Ana I and St Clair, Caryn M and Hou, June Y and Khoury-Collado, Fady and Gockley, Allison and Accordino, Melissa and Melamed, Alexander and Hershman, Dawn L (2021) Association of new perioperative benzodiazepine use with persistent benzodiazepine use. JAMA Network Open , 4 , (6) , e2112478.

Prathivadi, Pallavi and Nielsen, Suzanne (2021) Should we be routinely co-prescribing naloxone for patients on long term opioids? The Medical Journal of Australia .

Norris, BA and Smith, A and Doran, S and Barry, M (2021) Trends in strong opioid prescribing in Ireland: a repeated cross-sectional analysis of a national pharmacy claims database between 2010 and 2019. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety , Early online .

Degenhardt, Louisa and Hungerford, Phillip and Nielsen, Suzanne and Bruno, Raimondo and Larance, Briony and Clare, Philip J and Dobbins, Timothy and Hall, Wayne and Cohen, Milton and Blyth, Fiona and Lintzeris, Nicholas and Farrell, Michael and Campbell, Gabrielle (2021) Pharmaceutical opioid use patterns and indicators of extramedical use and harm in adults with chronic noncancer pain, 2012-2018. JAMA Network Open , 4 , (4) , e213059.

Deluca, Paolo and Foley, Michelle and Dunne, Jacklyn and Kimergård, Andreas (2021) The Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS) for codeine: preliminary investigation of the psychometric properties of the SDS in an online sample of codeine users from the UK. Frontiers in Psychiatry , 12 , p. 595706.

Conlan, K and McGrath, J and Teeling, M and MacAvin, M J and Bennett, K and Gallagher, L (2021) Antipsychotic prescribing in GMS paediatric and young adult population in Ireland 2005-2015: repeated cross-sectional study. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , Early online , pp. 1-10.

Szigeti, Balázs and Kartner, Laura and Blemings, Allan and Rosas, Fernando and Feilding, Amanda and Nutt, David J and Carhart-Harris, Robin L and Erritzoe, David (2021) Self-blinding citizen science to explore psychedelic microdosing. eLife , 10 , e62878.

Schlag, Anne K and Hindocha, Chandni and Zafar, Rayyan and Nutt, David J and Curran, H Valerie (2021) Cannabis based medicines and cannabis dependence: a critical review of issues and evidence. Journal of Psychopharmacology .

Carolan, Deirdre (2021) ADHD stimulant medication misuse and considerations for current prescribing practice: a literature review. Irish Journal of Medical Science , Early online .

Griesler, Pamela C and Hu, Mei-Chen and Wall, Melanie M and Kandel, Denise B (2021) Assessment of prescription opioid medical use and misuse among parents and their adolescent offspring in the US. JAMA Network Open , 4 , (1) , e2031073.

Chiappini, Stefania and Guirguis, Amira and Corkery, John Martin and Schifano, Fabrizio (2020) Misuse of prescription & over-the-counter drugs to obtain illicit highs: how pharmacists can prevent abuse. Pharmaceutical Journal .

Richards, Georgia C and Aronson, Jeffrey K and Heneghan, Carl and Mahtani, Kamal R and Koshiaris, Constantinos and Persaud, Nav (2020) Relation between opioid consumption and inclusion of opioids in 137 national essential medicines lists. BMJ Global Health , 5 , (11) , e003563.

Jones, Éamon and Vlachou, Styliani (2020) A critical review of the role of the cannabinoid compounds Δ-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ-THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) and their combination in multiple sclerosis treatment. Molecules , 25 , (21) .

Jani, Meghna and Birlie Yimer, Belay and Sheppard, Therese and Lunt, Mark and Dixon, William G (2020) Time trends and prescribing patterns of opioid drugs in UK primary care patients with non-cancer pain: A retrospective cohort study. PLoS Medicine , 17 , (10) , e1003270.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. (2020) Opioids: risk of dependence and addiction. Drug Safety Update , 14 , (2) .

Waal, Helge and Vold, Jørn Henrik and Skurtveit, Svetlana Ondrasova (2020) Quetiapine abuse - myth or reality? Tidsskrift for den Norske Laegeforening , 140 , (12) .

Lynch, Tom and Ryan, Cristín and Hughes, Carmel M and Presseau, Justin and van Allen, Zachary M and Bradley, Colin P and Cadogan, Cathal A (2020) Brief interventions targeting long-term benzodiazepine and Z-drug use in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction , 115 , (9) , pp. 1618-1639.

HSE National Social Inclusion Office. (2020) The changing nature of the benzodiazepine market.: new combinations emerging in Ireland. drugs.ie Feature , 6 p..

Crabtree, Alexis and Lostchuck, Emily and Chong, Mei and Shapiro, Aaron and Slaunwhite, Amanda Kathleen (2020) Toxicology and prescribed medication histories among people experiencing fatal illicit drug overdose in British Columbia, Canada. CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association journal , 192 , (34) .

Tyndall, Mark (2020) A safer drug supply: a pragmatic and ethical response to the overdose crisis. CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association journal , 192 , (34) .

Vold, Jørn Henrik and Aas, Christer and Skurtveit, Svetlana and Odsbu, Ingvild and Chalabianloo, Fatemeh and Reutfors, Johan and Halmøy, Anne and Johansson, Kjell Arne and Fadnes, Lars Thore (2020) Potentially addictive drugs dispensing to patients receiving opioid agonist therapy: a register-based prospective cohort study in Norway and Sweden from 2015 to 2017. BMJ Open , 10 , (8) , e036860.

Reilly, Catherine (2020) Elevating expertise on poisons management. Medical Independent .

Jairam, Vikram and Yang, Daniel X and Verma, Vivek and Yu, James B and Park, Henry S (2020) National patterns in prescription opioid use and misuse among cancer survivors in the United States. JAMA Network Open , 3 , (8) , e2013605.

Millar, Sean (2020) Street tablet use in Ireland – results from a Trendspotter study on use, markets, and harms. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 74, Summer 2020 , pp. 1-4.

Nutt, David and Bazire, Steve and Phillips, Laurence D and Schlag, Ann Katrin (2020) So near yet so far: why won’t the UK prescribe medical cannabis? BMJ Open , 10 , e038687..

Columb, David and Hussain, Rehan and O'Gara, Colin (2020) Addiction Psychiatry and COVID-19 - Impact on patients and service provision. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 37 , (3 (Special issue: Covid-19 perspectives)) , pp. 164-168.

Lyons, Suzi (2020) Appropriate prescribing of pregabalin. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 73, Spring 2020 , pp. 21-22.

Vold, Jørn Henrik and Skurtveit, Svetlana and Aas, Christer and Chalabianloo, Fatemeh and Kloster, Pia Synnøve and Johansson, Kjell Arne and Fadnes, Lars Thore (2020) Dispensations of benzodiazepines, z-hypnotics, and gabapentinoids to patients receiving opioid agonist therapy; a prospective cohort study in Norway from 2013 to 2017. BMC Health Services Research , 20 , (352) , p. 352.

Jeffery, Molly Moore and Chaisson, Christine E and Hane, Christopher and Rumanes, Louis and Tucker, Jamie and Hang, Lillian and McCoy, Rozalina and Chen, Catherine L and Bicket, Mark C and Hooten, W Michael and Larochelle, Marc and Becker, William C and Kornegay, Cynthia and Racoosin, Judith A and Sanghavi, Darshak (2020) Assessment of potentially inappropriate prescribing of opioid analgesics requiring prior opioid tolerance. JAMA Network Open , 3 , (4 e202875) , e202875.

Oliva, Elizabeth M and Bowe, Thomas and Manhapra, Ajay and Kertesz, Stefan and Hah, Jennifer M and Henderson, Patricia and Robinson, Amy and Paik, Meenah and Sandbrink, Friedhelm and Gordon, Adam J and Trafton, Jodie A (2020) Associations between stopping prescriptions for opioids, length of opioid treatment, and overdose or suicide deaths in US veterans: observational evaluation. BMJ , 368 , (m283) , m283.

Worsham, Christopher M and Barnett, Michael L (2020) The role of the household in prescription opioid safety. JAMA Network Open , 3 , (3) , e201108.

Lipnik-Štangelj, Metoda and Razinger, Barbara (2020) A regulatory take on cannabis and cannabinoids for medicinal use in the European Union. Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology , 71 , (1) , pp. 12-18.

Restar, Arjee J and Jin, Harry and Ogunbajo, Adedotun and Goedal, William C and Millett, Gregorio and Sherwood, Jennifer and Kuhns, Lisa and Reisner, Sari L and Garofalo, Robert and Mimiaga, Matthew J (2020) Prevalence and risk factors of nonmedical prescription opioid use among transgender girls and young women. JAMA Network Open , 3 , (3 e201015) .

Fleming, Taylor and Barker, Allison and Ivsins, Andrew and Vakharia, Sheila and McNeil, Ryan (2020) Stimulant safe supply: a potential opportunity to respond to the overdose epidemic. Harm Reduction Journal , 17 , (6) .

Cleary, Eimear and Kelleher, Cecily C and Lane, Abbie and Malone, Kevin (2020) Limiting psychotropic medication prescription on discharge from psychiatric inpatient care: a possible suicide intervention? Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 37 , (1) , pp. 43-47.

Schlag, Ann Katrin (2020) An evaluation of regulatory regimes of medical cannabis: what lessons can be learned for the UK? Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids , 3 , (1) , pp. 76-83.

Lynch, Tom and Ryan, Cristín and Hughes, Carmel M and Presseau, Justin and van Allen, Zachary M and Bradley, Colin P and Cadogan, Cathal A (2020) Brief interventions targeting long-term benzodiazepine and Z-drug use in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction , 115 , (9) , pp. 1618-1639.

Holton, Alice E and Keeney, Cora and Ryan, Benedict and Cousins, Grainne (2020) Prevalence of potentially serious alcohol–medication interactions in older adults in a community pharmacy setting: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open , 10 , (8) , e035212.

Ngo, John and Parker, David and Meroney, Mathew and Mitchell, Jasmine and Veloz, Oscar and Lee, Oliver and Cunningham, Katherine A and Wilkes, Denise (2020) Quantification of opioid prescription practice changes due to hydrocodone combination product rescheduling in an academic pain clinic. Journal of Pain Research , 13 , pp. 2163-2168.

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2020) Alcohol treatment matrix: row 3: Drink, doctors and medications. Drug and Alcohol Findings Alcohol Treatment Matrix .

Harnett, Yvonne and Drakeford, Clive and Dunne, Lisa and McLoughlin, Declan M and Kennedy, Noel (2019) Physician, heal thyself: a cross-sectional survey of doctors’ personal prescribing habits. Journal of Medical Ethics , 46 , (4) , pp. 231-235.

Russell, Cayley and Neufeld, Maria and Sabioni, Pamela and Varatharajan, Thepikaa and Ali, Farihah and Miles, Sarah and Henderson, Joanna and Fischer, Benedikt and Rehm, Jürgen (2019) Assessing service and treatment needs and barriers of youth who use illicit and non-medical prescription drugs in Northern Ontario, Canada. PLoS ONE , 14 , (12) , e0225548.

Lynn, Ena (2019) Has an increase in the dispensing of pregabalin influenced poisoning deaths in Ireland? Drugnet Ireland , Issue 71, Autumn 2019 , pp. 15-17.

Madden, Mary and Morris, Stephanie and Stewart, Duncan and Atkin, Karl and Gough, Brendan and McCambridge, Jim (2019) Conceptualising alcohol consumption in relation to long-term health conditions: exploring risk in interviewee accounts of drinking and taking medications. PLoS ONE , 14 , (11) , e0224706.

Perry, Brea L and Yang, Kai Cheng and Kaminski, Patrick and Odabas, Meltem and Park, Jaehyuk and Martel, Michelle and Oser, Carrie B and Freeman, Patricia R and Ahn, Yong-Yeol and Talbert, Jeffery (2019) Co-prescription network reveals social dynamics of opioid doctor shopping. PLoS ONE , 14 , (10) , e0223849.

Schaffer, Andrea L and Buckley, Nicholas A and Cairns, Rose and Pearson, Sallie (2019) Comparison of prescribing patterns before and after implementation of a national policy to reduce inappropriate alprazolam prescribing in Australia. JAMA Network Open , 2 , (9) , e1911590.

Comiskey, Catherine and Galligan, Karen and Flanagan, Jean and Deegan, Joan and Farnann, Jane and Hall, Aine (2019) Clients' views on the importance of a nurse-led approach and nurse prescribing in the development of the healthy addiction treatment recovery model. Journal of Addictions Nursing , 30 , (3) , pp. 169-176.

Green, Katlyn and Cooke O'Dowd, Nora and Watt, Hilary and Majeed, Azeem and Pinder, Richard J (2019) Prescribing trends of gabapentin, pregabalin, and oxycodone: a secondary analysis of primary care prescribing patterns in England. BJGP Open , 3 , (3) .

McCullagh, Mark and Slattery, Dubhfeasa (2019) Medication related litigation in Ireland: a 6-year review. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology , 85 , (9) , pp. 2155-2162.

Logan, Pamela (2019) IPU: Medical cannabis update. IPU Review , August 2019 , pp. 20-21.

Islam, M. Mofizul and Wollersheim, Dennis (2019) A comparison of opioids and benzodiazepines dispensing in Australia. PLoS ONE , 14 , (8) .

Cox, Brian M and Cote, Thomas E and Lucki, Irwin (2019) Addressing the opioid crisis: medical student Instruction in opiate drug pharmacology and pain management. The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics , jpet.119.257329 .

Brown, Joshua D and Winterstein, Almut G (2019) Potential adverse drug events and drug-drug interactions with medical and consumer cannabidiol (CBD) use. Journal of Clinical Medicine , 8 , (7) .

Doyle, Anne (2019) Rates of reported codeine-related poisonings and codeine prescribing following new national guidance in Ireland. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 69, Spring 2019 , pp. 14-15.

Freeman, Tom P and Hindocha, Chandni and Green, Sebastian F and Bloomfield, Michael AP (2019) Medicinal use of cannabis based products and cannabinoids. BMJ (Clinical Research ed.) , 365 , l1141.

Beckett, Robert D and Stump, Curtis D and Dyer, Megan A (2019) Evaluation of drug information resources for drug-ethanol and drug-tobacco interactions. Journal of the Medical Library Association , 107 , (1) , pp. 62-71.

Gardiner, Kyle M and Singleton, Judith A and Sheridan, Janie and Kyle, Gregory J and Nissen, Lisa M (2019) Health professional beliefs, knowledge, and concerns surrounding medicinal cannabis - a systematic review. PLoS ONE , 14 , (5) , e0216556.

Garmy, Pernilla and Hansson, Erika and Vilhjálmsson, Rúnar and Kristjánsdóttir, Gudrún (2019) Bullying, pain and analgesic use in school-age children. Acta Paediatrica , 108 , (10) .

Holton, Alice and Boland, Fiona and Gallagher, Paul and Fahey, Tom and Moriarty, Frank and Kenny, Rose Anne and Cousins, Grainne (2019) Potentially serious alcohol–medication interactions and falls in community-dwelling older adults: a prospective cohort study. Age and Ageing , 48 , (6) , pp. 824-831.

O'Sullivan, Hilary and Harkin, Susan and Walsh, Noreen and Cody, Anne Marie (2019) Repeat prescribing of strong opioids in Irish general practice. Forum , 36 , (8) , pp. 48-50.

Rochford, Ciaran and Edgeworth, Deidre and Hashim, Mohammad and Harmon, Dominic (2019) Attitudes of Irish patients with chronic pain towards medicinal cannabis. Irish Journal of Medical Science , 188 , (1) , pp. 267-272.

Palamar, Joseph J (2019) Barriers to accurately assessing prescription opioid misuse on surveys. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse , 42 , (2) , pp. 1-7.

O'Connor, Siobhán and McCaffrey, Noel and Whyte, Enda and Moran, Kieran and Lacey, Peter (2019) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs use, knowledge, and behaviours around their use and misuse in Irish collegiate student-athletes. The Physician and Sportsmedicine , 47 , (3) , pp. 318-322.

Strand, Maren Cecilie and Vindenes, Vigdis and Gjerde, Hallvard and Mørland, Jørg Gustav and Ramaekers, Johannes G (2019) A clinical trial on the acute effects of methadone and buprenorphine on actual driving and cognitive function of healthy volunteers. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology , 85 , (2) .

Holton, Alice and Boland, Fiona and Gallagher, Paul and Fahey, Tom and Kenny, Rose Anne and Cousins, Gráinne (2019) Longitudinal prevalence of potentially serious alcohol-medication interactions in community-dwelling older adults: a prospective cohort study. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology , 75 , (4) , pp. 569-575.

Tyrrell, Edward G and Kendrick, Denise and Sayal, Kapil and Orton, Elizabeth (2018) Poisoning substances taken by young people: a population-based cohort study. British Journal of General Practice , 68 , (675) .

Lucke, Jayne and Jensen, Charmaine and Dunn, Matthew and Chan, Gary and Forlini, Cynthia and Kaye, Sharlene and Partridge, Bradley and Farrell, Michael and Racine, Eric and Hall, Wayne (2018) Non-medical prescription stimulant use to improve academic performance among Australian university students: prevalence and correlates of use. BMC Public Health , 18 , (1) , p. 1270.

Stevens, Alex (2018) Medical cannabis in the UK. BMJ , 363 , (k4844) .

Pérez, Teresa and Moriarty, Frank and Wallace, Emma and McDowell, Ronald and Redmond, Patrick and Fahey, Tom (2018) Prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people in primary care and its association with hospital admission: longitudinal study. BMJ , 363 , (k4524) .

Dillon, Lucy (2018) Attitudes to medicinal cannabis of patients with chronic pain. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 66, Summer 2018 , pp. 11-12.

Castells, Xavier and Ramos-Quiroga, Josep Antoni and Bosch, Rosa and Nogueira, Mariana and Casas, Miguel (2018) Amphetamines for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , (8) .

Campbell, Gabrielle and Hall, Wayne D and Peacock, Amy and Lintzeris, Nicholas and Bruno, Raimondo and Larance, Briony and Nielsen, Suzanne and Cohen, Milton and Chan, Gary and Mattick, Richard P and Blyth, Fiona and Shanahan, Marian and Dobbins, Tim and Farrell, Michael and Degenhardt, Louisa (2018) Effect of cannabis use in people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed opioids: findings from a 4-year prospective cohort study. The Lancet , 3 , (7) .

Hadland, Scott E and Park, Tae Woo and Bagley, Sarah M (2018) Stigma associated with medication treatment for young adults with opioid use disorder: a case series. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice , 13 , (15) .

Agabio, Roberta and Trogu, Emanuela and Pani, Pier Paolo (2018) Antidepressants for the treatment of people with co-occurring depression and alcohol dependence. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , (4) .

Carney, Tara and Wells, John and Parry, Charles D H and McGuinness, Padraig and Harris, Richard and Van Hout, Marie Claire (2018) A comparative analysis of pharmacists' perspectives on codeine use and misuse - a three country survey. Substance Abuse Treatment Prevention and Policy , 13 , (1) , p. 12.

Millar, Sean (2018) National Self-Harm Registry annual report, 2016. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 64, Winter 2018 , p. 12.

Brat, Gabriel A and Agniel, Denis and Beam, Andrew and Yorkgitis, Brian and Bicket, Mark and Homer, Mark and Fox, Kathe P and Knecht, Daniel B and McMahill-Walraven, Cheryl N and Palmer, Nathan and Kohane, Issac (2018) Postsurgical prescriptions for opioid naive patients and association with overdose and misuse: retrospective cohort study. BMJ Open , 360 , (j5790) .

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2018) No clear role for medications in less dependent drinkers. Drug and Alcohol Findings Research Analysis , (18 January 2018) .

Van Hout, Marie Claire and Horan, A and Santlal, K and Rich, E and Bergin, M (2018) ‘Codeine is my companion’: misuse and dependence on codeine containing medicines in Ireland. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 35 , (4) , pp. 275-288.

Rowntree, R and Sweeney, J and Crumlish, N and Flynn, G (2018) How do we compare with best practice? A completed audit of benzodiazepine and z-hypnotic prescribing. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 35 , (4) , pp. 321-324.

Benson, Tony and Corry, Colette and O'Neill, Siobhan and Murphy, Sam and Bunting, Brendan (2018) Use of prescription medication by individuals who died by suicide in Northern Ireland. Archives of Suicide Research , 22 , (1) , pp. 139-152.

Daly, Caroline and Griffin, Eve and Ashcroft, Darren M and Webb, Roger T and Perry, Ivan J and Arensman, Ella (2018) Intentional drug overdose involving pregabalin and gabapentin: findings from the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland, 2007-2015. Clinical Drug Investigation , 38 , (4) , pp. 373-380.

Stockings, Emily and Zagic, Dino and Campbell, Gabrielle and Weier, Megan and Hall, Wayne D and Nielsen, Suzanne and Herkes, Geoffery K and Farrell, Michael and Degenhardt, Louisa (2018) Evidence for cannabis and cannabinoids for epilepsy: a systematic review of controlled and observational evidence. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry , 89 , (7) .

Daly, Caroline and Griffin, Eve and Ashcroft, Darren M and Webb, Roger T and Perry, Ivan J and Arensman, Ella (2018) Frequently used drug types and alcohol involvement in intentional drug overdoses in Ireland: a national registry study. European Journal of Public Health , 28 , (4) , pp. 681-686.

Cadogan, Cathal A and Ryan, Cristín and Cahir, Caitriona and Bradley, Colin P and Bennett, Kathleen (2018) Benzodiazepine and Z-drug prescribing in Ireland: analysis of national prescribing trends from 2005-2015. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology , 84 , (6) , pp. 1354-1363.

Lyons, Suzi (2018) Overview on pregabalin and gabapentin. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 65, Spring 2018 , pp. 11-12.

Lyons, Suzi (2018) Intentional drug overdose involving pregabalin and gabapentin. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 65, Spring 2018 , p. 18.

(2018) Effect of restricting the legal supply of prescription opioids on buying through online illicit marketplaces: interrupted time series analysis. BMJ , 361 , (k2270) .

O'Doherty, Jane and O'Connor, Ray (2018) The case for medicinal cannabis. Irish Journal of Medical Science , 187 , (2) , pp. 539-540.

McDonnell, Emma and Casey, Helen (2018) Practical steps to tackle codeine addiction. Forum , 35 , (10) , pp. 44-45.

Häuser, Winfried and Finn, David P and Kalso, Eija and Krcevski-Skvarc, Nevenka and Kress, Hans-Georg and Morlion, Bart and Perrot, Serge and Schäfer, Michael and Wells, Chris and Brill, Silviu (2018) European Pain Federation (EFIC) position paper on appropriate use of cannabis-based medicines and medical cannabis for chronic pain management. European Journal of Pain , 22 , (9) , pp. 1547-1564.

Brady, Joanne E and Giglio, Rebecca and Keyes, Katherine M and DiMaggio, Charles and Li, Guohua (2017) Risk markers for fatal and non-fatal prescription drug overdose: a meta-analysis. Injury Epidemiology , 4 , (1) , p. 24.

Foley, Michelle and Deluca, Paolo and Kimergård, Andreas (2017) Time to review the provision of addiction treatment for codeine dependence. BMJ , 359 , j5311.

Els, Charl and Jackson, Tanya T and Kunyk, Diane and Lappi, Vernon G and Sonnenberg, Barend and Hagtvedt, Reidar and Sharma, Sangita and Kolahdooz, Fariba and Stroube, Sebastian (2017) Adverse events associated with medium- and long-term use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain: an overview of Cochrane reviews. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , (10) .

Nugent, Shannon M and Morasco, Benjamin J and O'Neil, Maya E and Freeman, Michele and Low, Allison and Kondo, Karli and Elven, Camille and Zakher, Bernadette and Motu'apuaka, Makalapua and Paynter, Robin and Kansagara, Devan (2017) The effects of cannabis among adults with chronic pain and an overview of general harms: a systematic review. Annals of Internal Medicine , 167 , (5) , pp. 319-331.

Dillon, Lucy (2017) Cannabis for medical use: a scientific review. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 62, Summer 2017 , pp. 9-10.

Kennedy, Mary-Claire and Cousins, Grainne and Henman, Martin C (2017) Analgesic use by ageing and elderly patients with chronic non-malignant pain: a qualitative study. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy , 39 , (4) , pp. 798-807.

Holton, Alice E and Gallagher, Paul and Fahey, Tom and Cousins, Gráinne (2017) Concurrent use of alcohol interactive medications and alcohol in older adults: a systematic review of prevalence and associated adverse outcomes. BMC Geriatrics , 17 , (1) , p. 148.

Burch, Jane and Preda, Adrian (2017) Clinical question: What are the benefits and harms of antipsychotic medications in people with cocaine dependence? Cochrane Clinical Answers .

Corrigan, Desmond (2017) Concern increasing over the emergence of pregabalin as a drug of abuse. Irish Pharmacist , 3 , (18) , 20 p..

Crowley, Des and Collins, Claire and Delargy, Ide and Laird, Eamon and Van Hout, Marie Claire (2017) Irish general practitioner attitudes toward decriminalisation and medical use of cannabis: results from a national survey. Harm Reduction Journal , 14 , (1) , p. 4.

Van Hout, Marie Claire and Hearne, Evelyn (2017) New psychoactive substances (NPS) on cryptomarket fora: an exploratory study of characteristics of forum activity between NPS buyers and vendors. International Journal of Drug Policy , 40 , pp. 102-110.

Foley, M and Carney, T and Harris, R and Fitzpatrick, E and Rapca-Veillet, A and Van Hout, Marie Claire (2017) Medicines containing codeine: perspectives of medical professionals in the Republic of Ireland. Irish Journal of Medical Science , 186 , (3) , pp. 555-563.

Kimergård, Andreas and Foley, Michelle and Davey, Zoe and Dunne, Jacklyn and Drummond, Colin and Deluca, Paolo (2017) Codeine use, dependence and help-seeking behaviour in the UK and Ireland: an online cross-sectional survey. QJM: An International Journal of Medicine , 110 , (9) , pp. 559-564.

Guiney, Ciara (2016) Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2016. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 59, Autumn 2016 , pp. 4-5.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. (2016) Citalopram: suspected drug interaction with cocaine; prescribers should consider enquiring about illicit drug use. Drug Safety Update , 9 , (12) .

O'Neill, Derek (2016) Misuse and dependence on codeine-containing medicines. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 57, Spring 2016 , pp. 16-17.

Wilkie, Gianna and Sakr, Bachir and Rizack, Tina (2016) Medical marijuana use in oncology: a review. JAMA Oncology , 2 , (5) .

Isaac, Sami and Saini, Bandana and Chaar, Betty B (2016) The role of medicinal cannabis in clinical therapy: pharmacists' perspectives. PLoS ONE , 11 , (5) , e0155113.

Kavirajan, Harish (2016) Clinical question: In people with depression during opioid agonist treatment for opioid dependence, what are the effects of antidepressants? Cochrane Clinical Answers .

Cooper, Janine A and Moriarty, Frank and Ryan, Cristín and Smith, Susan M and Bennett, Kathleen and Fahey, Tom and Wallace, Emma and Cahir, Caitriona and Williams, David and Teeling, Mary and Hughes, Carmel M (2016) Potentially inappropriate prescribing in two populations with differing socio-economic profiles: a cross-sectional database study using the PROMPT criteria. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology , 72 , (5) , pp. 583-591.

Foley, Michelle and Carney, Tara and Rich, Eileen and Parry, Charles and Van Hout, Marie Claire and Deluca, Paolo (2016) Medical professionals' perspectives on prescribed and over-the-counter medicines containing codeine: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open , 6 , (7) , e011725.

Novak, Scott P and Hakansson, Anders and Martinez Raga, Jose and Reimer, Jens and Krotki, Karol and Varughese, Sagan (2016) Nonmedical use of prescription drugs in the European Union. BMC Psychiatry , 16 , (274) .

Singh, Sima and Vardhan, Harsh and Kotla, Niranjan G and Maddiboyina, Balaji and Sharma, Dinesh and Webster, Thomas J (2016) The role of surfactants in the formulation of elastic liposomal gels containing a synthetic opioid analgesic. International Journal of Nanomedicine , 11 , pp. 1475-82.

James, Philip David and Fida, Ali Shaik and Konovalov, Pavel and Smyth, Bobby P (2016) Non-medical use of olanzapine by people on methadone treatment. BJPsych bulletin , 40 , (6) , pp. 314-317.

Katsuki, Takeo and Mackey, Tim Ken and Cuomo, Raphael (2015) Establishing a link between prescription drug abuse and illicit online pharmacies: analysis of Twitter data. Journal of Medical Internet Research , 17 , (12 e280) , e280.

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Dail Debates

[Oireachtas] Joint Committee on Health debate. Covid-19 health related issues: update. (02 Mar 2021)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Questions on promised legislation [Medical cannabis]. (21 Jan 2021)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Questions on Promised Legislation [Covid-19] . (03 Dec 2020)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Special Committee on Covid-19 Response final report: motion [Medical cannabis]. (19 Nov 2020)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Questions on Promised Legislation [Medicinal cannabis]. (04 Nov 2020)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Questions on promised legislation [Medicinal cannabis]. (26 Jun 2019)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Cannabis for medicinal use. [12082/19]. (13 Mar 2019)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann. Topical Issue Debate - Cannabis for medicinal use. (15 Jan 2019)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann - Leaders' questions [Medicinal cannabis]. (07 Nov 2018)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Questions on promised legislation [Medicinal cannabis]. (27 Jun 2018)

[Oireachtas] Questions on promised legislation [Medicinal cannabis]. (16 May 2018)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 319 - Medicinal products availability [Medicinal cannabis] [19115/18]. (01 May 2018)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 147 – questions to health [Medicinal cannabis] [18441/18]. (26 Apr 2018)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debates. Written answer 878 - Cannabis for medicinal use [15907/18]. (17 Apr 2018)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 658 - Cannabis for medicinal use [12839/18]. (20 Mar 2018)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 484 - question to health [Medicinal cannabis] [9931/18]. (27 Feb 2018)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 205 & 207 - Misuse of drugs [9240/18, 9242/18]. (22 Feb 2018)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debates. Written answer 137- Medicinal products availability [8889/18]. (21 Feb 2018)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debates. Written answers 325, 326, 327 & 328 - Medicinal products regulation [6693/18]. (13 Feb 2018)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debates. Written answer 254 - Crime data [5638/18]. (06 Feb 2018)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debates. Written answers 398 & 399- Cannabis for medicinal use [4152/18, 4153/18]. (30 Jan 2018)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debates. Written answer 400 - Cannabis for medicinal use [4154/18]. (30 Jan 2018)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 290- Cannabis for medicinal use [47744/17]. (14 Nov 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016 report: motion [private members]. (09 Nov 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 193 - Cannabis for medicinal use [45537/17]. (26 Oct 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 332 & 333 - Cannabis for medicinal use [42648/17]. (10 Oct 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 306 - Medicinal products availability [41306/17] [Cannabis products]. (03 Oct 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written Answer 149 - Medicinal products licensing [39974/17]. (21 Sep 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 397 - Medicinal products availability [40687/17]. (Sep 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 1041 - Drug and alcohol testing [Driving] [34843/17]. (13 Jul 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 143 - Misuse of drugs [31711/17] [New psychoactive drugs]. (06 Jul 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 392 - Medicinal products licensing [25288/17] [Medicinal cannabis]. (30 May 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 389 - Prescriptions data [22891/17]. (16 May 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 1386 - Road traffic offences [20643/17]. (02 May 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 508-509 - Medicinal products data [psychoactive drugs monitoring] [17648/17, 17651/17]. (11 Apr 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer – 651 Legislative process [7646/17] [Prescription drugs]. (07 Mar 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 645 – Medicinal products [12071/17] [Cannabis]. (07 Mar 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Questions on promised legislation (Continued) [Medicinal cannabis]. (28 Feb 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 99 - Medicinal products [Cannabis] [4616/17]. (01 Feb 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 55 - Commencement of legislation [Cannabis] [4526/17]. (01 Feb 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Cannabis for Medicinal Use (Regulations) Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members].. (01 Dec 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 36 - Prescriptions data [Opioids and sedatives] [37968/16]. (01 Dec 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad]: Report Stage. (21 Jul 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 660 - Prescriptions data [Pregabalin] [22587/16]. (19 Jul 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 68 - Misuse of drugs [Sedatives] [20705/16]. (12 Jul 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016: Second stage (Resumed) (Continued). (07 Jul 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad]: Second Stage. (06 Jul 2016)

[Oireachtas] Seanad Eireann debate. Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016: committee stage. (29 Jun 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 472 - Medicinal products licensing [Cannabidiol medical marijuana] [11587/16]. (24 May 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 293 - Misuse of drugs [3004/16] [Z-drugs]. (02 Feb 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 78 - Misuse of drugs [36263/15]. (22 Oct 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Topical issue debate - Misuse of drugs. (06 Oct 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 136 - Medicinal products availability [5178/15] [Sativex]. (04 Feb 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Topical issue debate - Drugs dealing. (27 Nov 2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 305 - Misuse of drugs [49108/12] [Sedatives]. (08 Nov 2012)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 561 & 676 - Prescription drugs [internet sales] [43273/12] [43274/12]. (09 Oct 2012)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 245 - Medicinal products [Savitex] [39838/12]. (20 Sep 2012)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Topical issue debate - Suicide prevention. (08 Dec 2011)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 450 - Medicinal products [Prescription drugs] [38840/11]. (06 Dec 2011)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 172 - Crime prevention [Prescription drugs] [26765/11]. (29 Sep 2011)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 146 - Prescription drugs [25156/11]. (21 Sep 2011)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 340 - Crime prevention [Prescription drugs] [12737/11]. (24 May 2011)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Adjournment debate - controlled substances. (01 May 2008)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 139 - Medicinal products [Buprenorphine] [35939/06]. (02 Nov 2006)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 191 - Pharmacy regulations [5945/06]. (15 Feb 2006)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 246 - Drug Seizures [Ketamine & Meth] [21502/05]. (22 Jun 2005)

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

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

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Medawar, Charles and Hardon, Anita (2004) Medicines out of control? antidepressants and the conspiracy of goodwill. The Netherlands: Aksant .

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Horn, Danielle B and Sizemore, Daniel C and Vu, Ly and Porter, Burdett R and Sarantopoulos, Konstantinos. (2021) Responsible controlled substance and opioid prescribing. In: StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing .

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Citywide. (2020) Current trends in drug use presentations. In: Current trends in drug use, 18 November 2020, Webinar.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Teaching Resource

Statspearl. (2021) StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing.

James, Delyth H and French, David P (2008) Self-medicating scale. Outcomes measurement tool: drug use behaviour – self-medication .

News

[Health Products Regulatory Authority] 1.6 million units of illegal medicines detained in 2020. (08 Jun 2021)

[Medical Independent] , Reilly, Catherine Epilepsy specialists call for inclusion of purified CBD product in access programme. (04 Jun 2021)

[Irish Examiner] , Dunphy, Liz Special report: Benzodiazepines are ‘little ticking time bombs’ on the streets of Cork. (24 May 2021)

[thejournal.ie] , Halpin, Hayley Provision for delivery and funding of Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme announced. (21 Jan 2021)

[Irish Examiner] , Griffin, Niamh Covid 19: More anti-depressants dispensed in 2020 than year before. (06 Jan 2021)

[thejournal.ie] , McNally, Tadgh Permanent medical cannabis delivery service to be established for Irish patients. (14 Dec 2020)

[Department of Health] Minister for Health to assist patients with access to prescribed medical cannabis products. (14 Dec 2020)

[US Food and Drug Administration] FDA requiring labeling changes for benzodiazepines. (23 Sep 2020)

[Irish Examiner] , Baker, Noel More than 66% of inmates in busiest prisons are on medication. (29 Jun 2020)

[Dublinlive] , McMenamy, Emma Coronavirus Ireland: Prescription drug abuse set to soar during lockdown. (24 May 2020)

[Irish Examiner] , Dunphy, Liz Covid crisis leads to plummeting numbers seeking drug addiction treatment. (12 May 2020)

[Irish Times] , Roche, Barry Public warned about dangers of buying drugs online as 300 tablets seized in Cork. (01 May 2020)

HSE Social Inclusion. [Health Service Executive] , Keenan, Eamon Advisory notice by HSE Social Inclusion to addiction services in Ireland. (01 May 2020)

[Irish Examiner] HSE spent extra €700k helping people quit smoking last year. (30 Apr 2020)

[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor Over-prescription of tablets helping to drive illicit street trade. (28 Apr 2020)

[Department of Health] Minister for Health to assist patients access their medical cannabis products during COVID-19. (07 Apr 2020)

[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor Doctors advised to give emergency drugs to addicts to stop withdrawal in lockdown. (03 Apr 2020)

, Hennessy, Michelle Public warned not to buy fake medicines that claim to treat or prevent coronavirus. (25 Mar 2020)

[Independent.ie] , O'Sullivan, Kathleen Hooked on painkillers: farming's hidden addiction. (11 Mar 2020)

[Irish Examiner] , Walsh, Rowena Bitter pill: Benzodiazepine medication by Irish over-65s in Ireland highest in OECD. (29 Feb 2020)

[Irish Examiner] , English, Eoin Medical cost fears for families granted access to medicinal cannabis amid reimbursement uncertainty. (14 Feb 2020)

[Irish Examiner] , Baker, Noel Group suggests allowing nurses to prescribe methadone. (11 Feb 2020)

[Irish Examiner] , Dunphy, Liz 'It can be lethal' - €27k seizures raise fears of increase in ketamine use in Cork. (07 Feb 2020)

[Irish Times] , MacNamee, Garreth 'Inaccurate and misleading': HSE and psychiatrists warn over Scientology-linked group leaflet on antipsychotic medication. (22 Jan 2020)

[thejournal.ie] , Finn, Christina Two medicinal cannabis products approved for use in Ireland. (03 Dec 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , Finn, Christina 'You don't know what's in them': Warning against buying medicines on the internet as over 350,000 pills seized. (15 Nov 2019)

[Irish Examiner] , McElroy, Bryan GPs must stop putting people into diagnostic boxes and pause before prescribing antidepressants. (13 Nov 2019)

[Irish Examiner] , Loughlin, Elaine 'We have been given a car with no keys': Calls for medicinal cannabis programme to be expedited. (30 Oct 2019)

[Irish Times] , Houston, Muiris Benzodiazepine warning is highly significant. (30 Sep 2019)

[Medical Council] Medical Council warns doctors to reduce over-prescribing of benzodiazepines. (21 Sep 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , McDermott, Stephen Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs. (19 Sep 2019)

[Irish Times] Irish Times view on Benzodiazepine use: a cause for concern. (15 Jul 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , Finn, Christina Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average. (08 Jul 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , Finn, Christina After long delays, access to cannabis for medical reasons is now allowed under new law. (26 Jun 2019)

[Department of Health] Medical Cannabis Access Programme launch enables compassionate access to cannabis for medical reasons. (26 Jun 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , Ruane, Lynn Lynn Ruane: The overdose drug Naloxone can save lives so let's remove the barriers to accessing it. (15 Apr 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , Finn, Christina 'Momentous achievement': Campaigners welcome confirmation of government medicinal cannabis supplier. (02 Apr 2019)

[Irish Times] The Irish Times view on deaths from prescription drugs: cause for alarm. (14 Mar 2019)

[Health Research Board] Health Research Board publish latest drug-related deaths figures. (08 Mar 2019)

[RTE News] , Corrigan, Conn The hidden side of benzo use uncovered. (08 Mar 2019)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac More than 730 drug deaths a year. (08 Mar 2019)

[RTE News] , Corrigan, Conn Sharp regional variations in benzo prescribing. (07 Mar 2019)

[RTE News] , Corrigan, Conn Revealed: Massive rise in antidepressant prescribing. (06 Mar 2019)

[Health Products Regulatory Authority] HPRA detain 619,213 dosage units of illegal medicines in 2018. (05 Mar 2019)

[Irish Examiner] , Ring, Evelyn People using street tablets 'don't know what they are getting'. (25 Feb 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , Thomas, Conal From medicine cabinet to the streets: Abuse of prescription drugs rises in Dublin. (22 Feb 2019)

[The Irish News] , Morris, Allison Five Christmas deaths 'linked to prescription drugs' [Northern Ireland]. (01 Jan 2019)

[Irish Mirror] , Hughes, Edel Over 300 kids poisoned by household and illegal drugs in Ireland last year. (29 Dec 2018)

[Irish Independent] , O'Connor, Rúaidhrí 'It almost became like a habit' - O'Driscoll reveals painkiller use. (06 Dec 2018)

[Irish Times] , O'Halloran, Marie Importation of cannabis-based products has ‘chill factor for neurologists’. (06 Dec 2018)

[Extra.ie] , Lee, John Gardaí say: ‘State should supply heroin to new drugs centre’. (25 Nov 2018)

[thejournal.ie] , Finn, Christina Officials travel abroad to help sort out Ireland's problem in sourcing medicinal cannabis. (07 Nov 2018)

[thejournal.ie] , Finn, Christina Delay in medicinal cannabis scheme as the government is having problems finding a quality assured supplier. (03 Nov 2018)

[thejournal.ie] , Ryan, Orla Medical cannabis products can now be prescribed in Northern Ireland. (01 Nov 2018)

[Irish Medical Times] Nine patients are granted ministerial licences for use of medicinal cannabis. (04 Oct 2018)

[Independent.ie] , Riegel, Ralph Some 60pc of accidental poisonings involve children under 10. (04 Oct 2018)

[Irish Times] , Thompson, Sylvia Being alert to the risks of falsified and substandard medicines. (27 Sep 2018)

[Department of Health] Drugs survey reveals that levels of recent drug use has risen slightly. (14 Sep 2018)

[Belfast Telegraph] , Williamson, Claire Tesco installs three bins for disposal of illegal drugs in Northern Ireland. (29 Aug 2018)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Simon Community urging State to legally prescribe heroin to users. (14 Aug 2018)

[Medical Independent] , Cahill, Niamh Call for opioid antidote to be available without prescription. (09 Aug 2018)

[Irish Times] , Harrold, Pat When a local GP suddenly finds themselves in a scene from ‘Love/Hate’. (08 Aug 2018)

[thejournal.ie] , McDermott, Stephen HSE prescriptions for antidepressants and anxiety medications up by two thirds since 2009. (01 Aug 2018)

[Independent.ie] , Quinlin, Ailin The rise of steroid use: Irish men are feeling pressure to get a ripped Love Island body. (24 Jul 2018)

[Independent.ie] , Begley, Ian Social media sites 'make addictive medication easier to buy'. (09 Jul 2018)

[Irish Times] , Kelleher, Olivia Irish medicinal cannabis campaigner to speak before House of Commons. (20 Jun 2018)

[Medical Independent] , Reilly, Catherine Minister will still have power to grant licences for medical cannabis. (14 Jun 2018)

[Irish Times] , O'Sullivan, Kevin Irish plans to develop new cannabis-based treatments for epilepsy announced. (17 May 2018)

[Irish Examiner] , English, Eoin Mother: We need medicinal cannabis and our policymakers don’t seem to care. (12 May 2018)

[Irish Examiner] , Leogue, Joe 2,500 sign mothers’ petition seeking legalisation of medicinal cannabis. (03 May 2018)

[RTE News] , Bowers, Fergal Mental health report calls for less reliance on medication. (26 Apr 2018)

[rte.ie] , Bowers, Fergal 40% jump in illegal prescription drugs seized. (17 Apr 2018)

[Health Products Regulatory Authority] Close to one million units of illegal medicines detained by the HPRA in 2017. (17 Apr 2018)

[Irish Times] , Kelleher, Olivia Parents call for ‘life-saving’ medicinal cannabis payment refunds. (08 Apr 2018)

[Irish Examiner] , Ring, Evelyn Cannabis is a destructive, nasty, evil drug, psychiatrist tells conference. (06 Apr 2018)

[Irish Examiner] , Shanahan, Catherine Study highlights long-term prescription drug use. (03 Apr 2018)

[Irish Examiner] , Shanahan, Catherine Lack of therapies blamed for high antidepressant rates. (22 Mar 2018)

[Belfast Telegraph] , Smyth, Lisa Addiction to prescription drugs in Northern Ireland 'at epidemic levels'. (19 Mar 2018)

[The Irish News] , Graham, Seanin Former state pathologist warns of dangers of long-term prescribing of 'addictive' painkillers. (12 Mar 2018)

[Independent.ie] , Byrne, Katie The hidden epidemic: How Ireland has become addicted to benzodiazepines. (27 Feb 2018)

[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor ‘Broken’ health care system to blame for huge rise in opioid use, say GPs. (05 Feb 2018)

[Health Research Board] Health Research Board publish latest drug-related deaths figures. (12 Dec 2017)

Press Association. [Independent.ie] Medicinal cannabis licence granted for girl with rare syndrome. (29 Nov 2017)

[Department of Health] Misuse of Drugs (supervision of prescription and supply of methadone and medicinal products containing buprenorphine authorised for opioid substitution treatment) regulations 2017 SI No. 522 of 2017. (28 Nov 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , Fegan, Joyce First licence granted to treat pain with cannabis. (18 Nov 2017)

[Irish Medical Times] Controlled drugs guidance. (03 Nov 2017)

[Medical Independent] , Reilly, Catherine Seized oncology medications were aimed at bodybuilders. (05 Oct 2017)

[Belfast Telegraph] , Campbell, Brett Class tramadol with heroin and cocaine, says Northern Ireland medical expert. (01 Aug 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Callaghan, Helen Tranquilliser trap: the pain of pill addiction. (21 Jul 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , Ni Chonchuir, Sharon Addictive legal drugs taken for medical purposes are leading to chronic problems. (01 Jul 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , Ring, Evelyn Pharmacists warn over buying medicine online. (29 Jun 2017)

[Independent.ie] , Meehan, Alex From injury to addiction. (22 Jun 2017)

[Irish Times] , D'Arcy, Ciaran Roadside drug tests may tackle prescription painkiller ‘epidemic’. (27 May 2017)

[thejournal.ie] University exam stress: 'I've seen many of my friends turn to ADHD drugs'. (14 May 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Ryan, Orla Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs. (05 May 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Laws tackle booming trade in sedatives and sleeping tablets. (05 May 2017)

[Irish College of General Practitioners] New Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2017 – Advice for GP prescribing. (04 May 2017)

[Independent.ie] Careful with your medicine: what to know about new drug-driving laws. (03 May 2017)

[Department of Health] Commencement of the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2016 and associated Ministerial Regulations and Orders. (03 May 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Brophy, Daragh Concern over street use of epilepsy drug in Dublin and Limerick. (30 Mar 2017)

[Department of Health] Minister Harris announces ‘pivotal step’ on medicinal cannabis access programme – prescribers, patients and pharmacists to draw up guidance for the safe use of cannabis-based treatments for qualifying patients. (29 Mar 2017)

[drugs.ie] Pregabalin harm reduction campaign launched on drugs.ie. (22 Mar 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Murray, Sean Your 6 big questions about medicinal cannabis in Ireland... answered. (20 Mar 2017)

[Independent.ie] , Bielenberg, Kim Science weighs in to assess risks and rewards of medicinal cannabis. (19 Mar 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , Shanahan, Catherine Experts to provide clarity on medicinal cannabis. (16 Mar 2017)

[Health Products Regulatory Authority] HPRA detains 673,906 dosage units of illegal medicines in 2016. (13 Mar 2017)

[RTE News] HPRA backs limited access to medicinal cannabis. (07 Mar 2017)

[Department of Health] Statement from Minister Harris: Cannabis for medical reasons. (06 Mar 2017)

[Department of Health] Department of Health: Update on progress re Cannabis for medical reasons. (01 Mar 2017)

[breakingnews.ie] , Murphy, Ann GP warns of Xanax and prescription drugs for sale on Cork streets. (14 Feb 2017)

[Independent.ie] , Bielenberg, Kim The drugs don't work - psyhciatric guru Ivor Brown says he would never give antidepressents to anyone. (12 Feb 2017)

[Independent.ie] , Sweeney, Eamon Medication Nation: 9 Horrifying revelations from Dr Eva Orsmond's documentary. (31 Jan 2017)

[Irish Mirror] , Gallagher, Jim Ireland rapidly becoming a nation of pill-popping addicts, TV Dr Eva Orsmond claims. (28 Jan 2017)

[Irish Medical Times] , Shannon, June Sleeping pill-related deaths increase by 41%. (16 Jan 2017)

[Derry Journal] , Mullan, Kevin Pfizer seeking testimony from illegal pill users as part of drug surveillance efforts. (15 Jan 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Sullivan, Claire High rate of tranquiliser use among over-65s. (12 Jan 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Russell, Cliodhna Prescription drugs used in three out of every four overdoses. (30 Dec 2016)

[Department of Health (UK)] [Northern Ireland] Department of Health warning over illicit prescription drugs in circulation. (23 Dec 2016)

Editorial. [Irish Times] The time is right to offer patients and doctors the choice of using medicinal cannabis in line with scientific evidence. (07 Dec 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Seizures of illicit prescription drugs soaring. (03 Dec 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , Ring, Evelyn Medicinal cannabis offers ‘a new horizon’ for treatment of epilepsy. (25 Nov 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Prescribed drugs linked to 30% of road fatalities. (19 Nov 2016)

[Medical Independent] , Reilly, Catherine Other drugs ‘could fill the void’ following abused drug controls — HSE addiction specialist. (16 Nov 2016)

[thejournal.ie] , MacNamee, Garreth The vast majority of people in Ireland want to see medicinal cannabis legalised. (14 Nov 2016)

[Irish Mirror] , Barrie, Joshua The prescription drug killing nearly as many people as cocaine. (07 Oct 2016)

[Health Products Regulatory Authority] New campaign urges people to Take 3 Minutes to get full benefit of medicines. (19 Sep 2016)

[Medical Independent] , Reilly, Catherine More ‘hands-on’ training needed on methadone prescribing. (15 Sep 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Doherty, Caroline Million doses of counterfeit medicines seized. (09 Sep 2016)

[Independent.ie] , O'Regan, Eilish Older people wrongly given sedative drugs - doctor. (29 Jul 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , Fegan, Joyce Street sale of prescription drugs to be made illegal. (01 Jul 2016)

[Independent.ie] , O'Regan, Mark Students warned over 'brain viagra'. (24 Apr 2016)

[thejournal.ie] , Hosford, Paul A report on medicinal cannabis will be in the Oireachtas today. (07 Mar 2016)

[thejournal.ie] , Sheils McNamee, Michael Party drug ketamine could be used for difficult-to-sedate patients. (27 Feb 2016)

, Cusack, Jim Addicts risk death using prescription epilepsy pill. (24 Jan 2016)

[Independent.ie] , Sheehan, Maeve Crisis of the prescription drug addicts. (17 Jan 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Brien, Kelly State ‘wastes €34m a year on unneeded anti-depressants’. (10 Oct 2015)

[Medical Independent] , Lynch, David Hopes raised for OTC naloxone. (08 Oct 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , Shanahan, Catherine Third of students use legal drugs to ‘get high’. (28 Aug 2015)

[Medical Independent] , Cahill, Niamh Students using prescription medications to ‘get high’. (27 Aug 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac 400,000 tablets seized as crisis deepens. (11 Aug 2015)

[Irish Examiner] 60% drugs bought online 'below standard or fake'. (06 Jul 2015)

[Medical Independent] Minister Lynch announces logo to show legitimacy of medicines retailers. (01 Jul 2015)

[RTE News] Tablets and capsules worth over €430,000 seized. (18 Jun 2015)

[Independent.ie] , Byrne, Katie Antidepressants: the real story behind their increase in use and the side-effects. (13 May 2015)

[Campus.ie] , Colfor, Matthew Exam extremes: ADHD drug misuse and abuse. (30 Apr 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , Ring, Evelyn Lethal dieting pills for sale online. (22 Apr 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Roísín Shortall to press Leo Varadkar over delays to drug laws. (14 Apr 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , Baker, Noel ‘Drugs on offer to curb alcohol abuse’. (10 Apr 2015)

[Irish Medical Times] , Shannon, June Negative impact of prescribed medications highlighted at traffic medicine meeting. (09 Apr 2015)

[Irish Examiner] Brain medication being used to ‘gain an edge’ at school and work. (01 Apr 2015)

[Irish Examiner] Treatment drugs cost State €40m. (30 Mar 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , Barry, Siobhan Special report: A state of high anxiety over antidepressant prescription. (19 Mar 2015)

[Independent.ie] , O'Regan, Eilish Sleeping pills still not being properly prescribed - audit. (12 Mar 2015)

[Wexford People] , Lambe, Fintan CBDI aims to reduce the harms of addiction. (17 Feb 2015)

[thejournal.ie] ‘Worse now than the heroin epidemic of the 80s’ – Christy Burke on drugs in Dublin. (29 Jan 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac TD: No political will to tackle benzos. (27 Dec 2014)

[thejournal.ie] Are you on medication? Here’s why you probably shouldn’t drink this Christmas. (19 Dec 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Legal drugs cause 75% of poisoning deaths. (16 Dec 2014)

[RTE News] Criminal gangs involved in selling fake medicines. (19 Nov 2014)

[Medical Independent] GP concerns were raised over any benzodiazepine prescription changes. (23 Oct 2014)

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

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

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

British Irish Council. [British Irish Council] 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)

Irish Medicines Board. [Irish Medicines Board] Irish medicines board announces 2013 performance outturn. (20 Jun 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , Baker, Noel Parents ‘over-reliant’ on medication to treat mental health issues. (19 Jun 2014)

[irishhealth.com] Thousands of illegal meds detained. (26 May 2014)

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

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Legal drugs responsible for most overdoses. (22 Jan 2014)

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

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

[Irish Medical Times] Data on antidepressant prescribing now available. (01 Nov 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)

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

Royal College of Psychiatrists. [Royal College of Psychiatrists] Stimulant medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ‘protects against substance use disorders’. (12 Jul 2013)

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

[Irish Examiner] 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)

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

[thejournal.ie] 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)

[thejournal.ie] 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)

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

[irishhealth.com] 'Don't mix alcohol and meds'. (19 Dec 2012)

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

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol and medicines. New EMCDDA report reveals risks of substance use behind the wheel. (14 Dec 2012)

[Irish Independent] , Kelly, Fiach Medicinal cannabis available here in the next year. (01 Dec 2012)

[thejournal.ie] Pharmacists express concern over addiction to pain relief. (01 May 2012)

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

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

[thejournal.ie] Prescription drug usage on the rise among women. (23 Nov 2011)

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

[BBC News Northern Ireland] Prescription drug misuse growing in Northern Ireland. (24 Aug 2011)

[Irish Medical Times] Prescribing heroin reduces abuse of the drug. (08 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)

[Department of Health] Minister Shortall launches Report on Responding to Benzodiazepine use in Ballymun. (21 Jun 2011)

RTE News. [RTE News] Long-term patients taking inappropriate drugs. (06 Apr 2011)

[Southern Regional Drugs Task Force] DUMP campaign. (09 Feb 2011)

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

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. [The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland] New codeine guidance now in force – Pharmacy Regulator. (01 Aug 2010)

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

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

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