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# ipu - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines

Jun 1st 2021, 7:53 AM 47,934 Views 63 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said this latest development will help people who live far away from vaccine centres.

# ipu - Friday 1 May, 2020

Pharmacists call for flu vaccine to be free for everyone
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pharmacists call for flu vaccine to be free for everyone

May 1st 2020, 12:39 PM 24,327 Views 48 Comments

The Irish Pharmacy Union has said a plan must be developed to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed next winter, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# ipu - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Alternative brands can replace medicines if they become unavailable after Brexit
# Don't Panic
# Don't Panic

Alternative brands can replace medicines if they become unavailable after Brexit

Oct 3rd 2019, 3:59 PM 10,958 Views 21 Comments

The Irish Pharmaceutical Union and the health minister said no medicine shortages have been identified.

# ipu - Friday 14 September, 2018

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free
# Rollback
# Rollback

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free

Sep 14th 2018, 1:25 PM 12,167 Views 43 Comments

Currently they have a VAT rate of 13.5%.

# ipu - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Pharmacists urge people to ensure they have 'supply of essential medicines' before storm hits
# Beast From The East
# Beast From The East

Pharmacists urge people to ensure they have 'supply of essential medicines' before storm hits

Feb 27th 2018, 10:03 AM 11,820 Views 35 Comments

The Irish Pharmacy Union has warned that patients could experience “significant disruption for several days”.

# ipu - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

'If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you inhale a mugful of tar each year'
# National Quit Day
# National Quit Day

'If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you inhale a mugful of tar each year'

Mar 1st 2017, 6:15 AM 18,064 Views 30 Comments

One in every two smokers will die of a tobacco-related disease – pharmacists want to buck this trend.

# ipu - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging

Nov 13th 2016, 7:45 AM 11,251 Views 25 Comments

Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.

# ipu - Friday 15 January, 2016

Thieves target pharmacies for all their cosmetic and fake tan needs
# Crime
# Crime

Thieves target pharmacies for all their cosmetic and fake tan needs

Jan 15th 2016, 6:07 AM 8,175 Views 11 Comments

A survey showed that three out of four pharmacies have experienced some form of crime.

# ipu - Friday 24 April, 2015

People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague
# Sure It'll Be Grand
# Sure It'll Be Grand

People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague

Apr 24th 2015, 5:10 PM 22,205 Views 96 Comments

Although hopefully most of them don’t actually have the plague.

# ipu - Friday 6 February, 2015

Pharmacies facing raids from attackers armed with knives, syringes and guns
# Under Siege
# Under Siege

Pharmacies facing raids from attackers armed with knives, syringes and guns

Feb 6th 2015, 9:55 AM 9,008 Views 22 Comments

A crime survey has found that cosmetics and fake tan are the most likely items to be shoplifted from pharmacies.

# ipu - Friday 19 December, 2014

Are you on medication? Here's why you probably shouldn't drink this Christmas
# Not So Merry
# Not So Merry

Are you on medication? Here's why you probably shouldn't drink this Christmas

Dec 19th 2014, 1:11 PM 16,634 Views 14 Comments

One reason is that it certain medication can put you over the legal limit for driving if you mix it with alcohol.

# ipu - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Postmasters say that moving motor tax to post offices would save €27 million
# Taxing Issue
# Taxing Issue

Postmasters say that moving motor tax to post offices would save €27 million

Aug 17th 2014, 5:40 PM 19,880 Views 60 Comments

The IPU wants the measure introduced in the Budget.

# ipu - Friday 9 May, 2014

Pharmacists warn that €2.50 prescription levy is hitting patients hard
# Drugs
# Drugs

Pharmacists warn that €2.50 prescription levy is hitting patients hard

May 9th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,489 Views 123 Comments

Medical card holders are being affected by the €2.50 charge per item, pharmacists say.

# ipu - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Here's why postmasters want cashless welfare payments suspended
# An Post
# An Post

Here's why postmasters want cashless welfare payments suspended

Mar 23rd 2014, 1:47 PM 28,828 Views 59 Comments

The cashless welfare payments are due to be introduced by 2017.

# ipu - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Pharmacies a growing target for shoplifters and thieves
# Crime
# Crime

Pharmacies a growing target for shoplifters and thieves

Dec 29th 2013, 2:50 PM 13,074 Views 27 Comments

The vast majority have been victim to at least two crimes in 2013.

# ipu - Friday 23 August, 2013

Parents urged to check children for head lice in the coming weeks
# Back To School
# Back To School

Parents urged to check children for head lice in the coming weeks

Aug 23rd 2013, 6:45 AM 6,751 Views 25 Comments

With children going back to school in the coming weeks, pharmacists are warning about the dangers of head lice.

# ipu - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Pharmacists: New drugs list will save patients and State money
# Generic Medicine
# Generic Medicine

Pharmacists: New drugs list will save patients and State money

Aug 7th 2013, 6:03 PM 10,429 Views 34 Comments

The Irish Medicines Board published an initial list of interchangeable drugs today so pharmacists can offer cheaper alternatives to patients.

# ipu - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Pharmacists finding it difficult to keep their 'heads above water'
# Pharmacists
# Pharmacists

Pharmacists finding it difficult to keep their 'heads above water'

May 11th 2013, 7:15 AM 12,967 Views 84 Comments

Falling sales, rising costs and threats to cut pharmacy incomes are contributing to the gloomy business outlooks.

# ipu - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Post Offices want to process more Government services to prevent closures
# Post Office
# Post Office

Post Offices want to process more Government services to prevent closures

May 5th 2013, 1:48 PM 7,602 Views 25 Comments

Processing motor tax renewals, hospital charges, water charges, business rates and other government services would help keep An Post in business.

# ipu - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Drugs bought on the internet 'can contain rat poison', warn pharmacists
# Danger
# Danger

Drugs bought on the internet 'can contain rat poison', warn pharmacists

Apr 28th 2013, 7:30 AM 7,301 Views 60 Comments

Pharmacists have said people who buy drugs online are risking their health – and possibly their life.

# ipu - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Monday is the most common day women request the morning-after pill
# Morning After Pill
# Morning After Pill

Monday is the most common day women request the morning-after pill

Apr 27th 2013, 11:44 AM 11,895 Views 59 Comments

While Dublin and Cork City are the most popular places for morning after pill consultations.

# ipu - Friday 28 December, 2012

What's most likely to be stolen from Irish pharmacies? Fake tan
# Shoplifting
# Shoplifting

What's most likely to be stolen from Irish pharmacies? Fake tan

Dec 28th 2012, 1:24 PM 25,748 Views 54 Comments

A survey by the Irish Pharmacy Union has found ‘shocking’ levels of crime in pharmacies, with cosmetics and fake tan topping the list for the items most likely to be stolen.

# ipu - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Pharmacists: Increased prescription charges may lead to people being hospitalised
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Pharmacists: Increased prescription charges may lead to people being hospitalised

Dec 5th 2012, 9:17 PM 8,613 Views 26 Comments

The Irish Pharmacy Union has warned that hiking up the cost of prescriptions for people on low incomes could end up costing the government a lot more money than it will save.

# ipu - Monday 3 September, 2012

Gluten-free product allowance cut for coeliacs
# Breaking
# Breaking

Gluten-free product allowance cut for coeliacs

Sep 3rd 2012, 9:20 PM 22,175 Views 112 Comments

Irish Pharmacy Union says HSE introduced cut with immediate effect – and no warning.

# ipu - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Irish pharmacists call for a cut in rates to boost retail sector
# Retail Sector
# Retail Sector

Irish pharmacists call for a cut in rates to boost retail sector

Jun 9th 2012, 4:21 PM 3,086 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile, One4All has launched Ireland’s first retail week.

# ipu - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Postmasters 'mystified' that Household Charge cannot be paid at Post Office
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Postmasters 'mystified' that Household Charge cannot be paid at Post Office

Mar 21st 2012, 6:29 PM 4,704 Views 40 Comments

The Department of the Environment has said it was not possible as a procurement process would have been needed, which would have delayed the forthcoming property tax.

# ipu - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

John Player argues for tobacco industry's "voice to be heard"
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

John Player argues for tobacco industry's "voice to be heard"

Mar 14th 2012, 3:48 PM 3,940 Views 42 Comments

“Democracy is not the sole preserve of the NGO community,” said the tobacco company in its submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.