http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/o-riordain-and-varadkar-push-for-supervised-drug-centres-369134.html The timeline emerged last night despite Mr Ó Ríordáin confirming that legislation governing the move may not be passed before the general election as previously promised— potentially hampering its introduction. Click on the link above for further information.
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/last-christmas-to-stock-up-on-cheap-alcohol-offers-34243150.html Health Minister Leo Varadkar will bring proposed legislation before Cabinet in the next two weeks, which for the first time will impose strict rules on below-cost selling of beer, wine and spirits. Click on the link above to read the full article.
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/19/heroin-antidote-narcan-as-a-nasal-spray-gets-clearance-from-us-regulators#_=_ FDA approval for new version of product, based on the drug naloxone, which Irish maker says is cheaper and easier to use than injections. To read the full article, click on the above link.
ah20keyfindings This research examines damage from alcohol to people other than the drinker in three Irish settings – the general population, the workplace and children in families. The information is based on self-reported responses in the national drinking surveys of 2006 and 2010 (combined N=2,011), funded by the Health Service Executive.
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/nov/17/gene-mutation-htr2b-linked-impulsive-behaviour-alcohol#_=_ Disruption to gene HTR2B could affect decision-making and self-control and may explain why some people are more prone to impulsive behaviour. Click on the link above to read the full article.
http://www.drugs.ie/resources/awards/about_the_awards/ The Drugs.ie 'Let's Talk about Drugs' National Youth Media Awards is an annual competition which encourages discussion of drug-related issues by inviting young people to produce a piece of original content relating to drug and/or alcohol use Click on the above link to find out more about the awards.