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#Irish Pharmacy Union

# irish-pharmacy-union - Friday 1 May, 2020

Pharmacists call for flu vaccine to be free for everyone

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.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

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

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

# irish-pharmacy-union - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

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

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

# irish-pharmacy-union - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Cash, drugs and fake tan among the most common items stolen from pharmacies

Pharmacists have said that violent raids can have a physical and psychological effect on staff.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Sunday 13 November, 2016

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

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

# irish-pharmacy-union - Friday 6 February, 2015

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

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

# irish-pharmacy-union - Friday 19 December, 2014

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

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

# irish-pharmacy-union - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Irish pharmacists say epilepsy and pain relief drugs in short supply

The Department of Health said medicine shortages are a global issue but it works with health professionals to avoid and manage them when they arise.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Friday 21 March, 2014

Pharmacists want migraine medicine taken off prescription

Over half a million people in Ireland suffer with migraine headaches.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Pharmacies a growing target for shoplifters and thieves

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

# irish-pharmacy-union - Friday 18 October, 2013

Stocks of antibiotic Augmentin could run out 'within months'

The antibiotic treats infections like bronchitis and pneumonia and may be unavailable in Ireland until late next year.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Friday 23 August, 2013

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

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

# irish-pharmacy-union - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Pharmacists: New drugs list will save patients and State money

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

# irish-pharmacy-union - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Worry online Pill prescription takes away 'face-to-face' doctor contact

Lloyds Online Pharmacy has just launched a new service where women can order their contraceptive pill prescription online, instead of going to a doctor.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Top 10 tips for healthy living during exams

Pharmacy union offers tips for avoiding health problems during exams…which includes paying a visit to your pharmacy.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Saturday 11 May, 2013

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

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

# irish-pharmacy-union - Friday 26 April, 2013

One in four pharmacies in Ireland operating at a loss

The figures come from a Grant Thornton survey released by the Irish Pharmacy Union as its conference gets under way in Kildare today.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Monday 7 January, 2013

Pharmacists claim new driving licence system will have 'devastating' effect

Pharmacists say the new credit card-style driving licence system will remove the need to get photos taken at a shop.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Pharmacists: Increased prescription charges may lead to people being hospitalised

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.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you kick off your week…

# irish-pharmacy-union - Saturday 9 June, 2012

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

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

# irish-pharmacy-union - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Pharmacists warn lack of vital medicines may endanger patients

The head of the Irish Pharmacy Union has said it is unacceptable that pharmacists and patients have put up with medicine shortages.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Pharmacists dispute health warnings over meal replacement products

The Irish Pharmacy Union has disputed claims that over-the-counter meal replacement products can encouarge “a cycle of failure” in people attempting to manage their weight.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Monday 5 December, 2011

Drug payment scheme threshold increase will hit families, says IPU

The government has announced a €13.644 budget for health in 2012 – and says the state must save €543 million on healthcare spending.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Friday 25 November, 2011

Over 480 patients affected by low-dosage flu vaccines Flu

Over 480 patients affected by low-dosage flu vaccines

An interim report by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland says an error in training led to some pharmacists giving adult patients a child’s dosage of the vaccine.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Monday 17 October, 2011

Union criticises 'flawed' newspaper report on pharmacy mark-ups

The Irish Pharmacy Union criticises an Irish Independent report that some chemists mark-up prices by up to 354 per cent.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Saturday 7 May, 2011

Average age of women requesting morning after pill is 23 years - survey

Survery by the Irish Pharmacy Union says that 85 per cent of pharmacists polled have been asked for the drug since mid-February.