No laughing matter

Dr Des Corrigan on the increasing abuse of laughing gas A recent RTÉ news item showed volunteers cleaning-up rivers in Dublin, including one in Tallaght, where…

At long last

The Food Safety Authority has finally acted against CBD products, writes Dr Des Corrigan IIt has taken far too long, but finally, the Food Safety…

Cocaine epidemic?

Is there a resurgence in the use of what is foolishly considered by some to be a benign ‘party drug’, asks Dr Des Corrigan Drugs…

Prescription for disaster

Dr Des Corrigan reviews the appalling death toll revealed in data from the Drug-Related Deaths Index  The Health Research Board released data from the National…

Prescribed Drugs

The Health Research Board released data from the National Drug- Related Death Index (NDRDI) for 2017 in mid-December. There were 786 such deaths recorded, up…

Vape Lung Injury

Dr Des Corrigan  writes on the current controversy in e-cigarettes and breaks down some of the terminology in ‘cannavaping’  Controversy has surrounded e-cigarettes since they…

Not in the script

Dr Des Corrigan on why over one-third of drug clinic patients are prescribed benzodiazepines Department of Health guidance on prescribing benzodiazepines (BZDs) to problematic opioid…

You Cannot be Serious

A recent column in the mainstream media prompted Dr Des Corrigan to look at the issues in using esketamine to treat depression I recently had a…

Death by prescription

Dr Des Corrigan on how the misuse of hydromorphone and loperamide is adding to the opioid crisis in North America he 2019 National Drug Control…