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#Irish Pharmacy Union

# irish-pharmacy-union - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Genrui antigen tests: HPRA and company to investigate after multiple reports of false positives
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Genrui antigen tests: HPRA and company to investigate after multiple reports of false positives

Jan 4th 2022, 4:11 PM 214,270 Views 66 Comments
  • The HPRA has received a number of complaints about the Genrui antigen tests, Órla Ryan reports
  • The at-home antigen tests are sold in a number of shops and pharmacies in Ireland
  • Genrui said it will continue to work "with local agents and partners" to resolve the issue

# irish-pharmacy-union - Saturday 30 October, 2021

HSE in talks with pharmacies about distributing antigen tests to the wider public
# Rapid Testing
# Rapid Testing

HSE in talks with pharmacies about distributing antigen tests to the wider public

Oct 30th 2021, 12:10 AM 19,344 Views 14 Comments

Ireland currently has over two million antigen tests in stock in the country.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Over 700 pharmacies will be administering Pfizer vaccines from this week
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Over 700 pharmacies will be administering Pfizer vaccines from this week

Aug 10th 2021, 3:34 PM 29,644 Views 33 Comments

Some 320 pharmacies have already been administering Pfizer vaccines.

# irish-pharmacy-union - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Vaccines: Pharmacists 'frustrated' with slow involvement, while NIAC Johnson & Johnson advice reported
# Pharmacists
# Pharmacists

Vaccines: Pharmacists 'frustrated' with slow involvement, while NIAC Johnson & Johnson advice reported

Updated Apr 27th 2021, 7:51 AM 31,485 Views 54 Comments

The head of the the Irish Pharmacy Union says no clarity has been given to pharmacists as to when they can administer the vaccine.

# irish-pharmacy-union - 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 24,345 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.

# irish-pharmacy-union - 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 11,847 Views 35 Comments

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'
# 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 18,844 Views 28 Comments

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
# Shoplifters
# Shoplifters

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

Jan 19th 2017, 6:15 AM 9,098 Views 10 Comments

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
# 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 11,271 Views 25 Comments

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
# Under Siege
# Under Siege

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

Feb 6th 2015, 9:55 AM 9,021 Views 22 Comments

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
# 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 16,644 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.

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

Irish pharmacists say epilepsy and pain relief drugs in short supply
# Medication
# Medication

Irish pharmacists say epilepsy and pain relief drugs in short supply

Oct 22nd 2014, 11:55 AM 6,742 Views 14 Comments

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
# What A Pain
# What A Pain

Pharmacists want migraine medicine taken off prescription

Mar 21st 2014, 10:40 AM 18,709 Views 57 Comments

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
# Crime
# Crime

Pharmacies a growing target for shoplifters and thieves

Dec 29th 2013, 2:50 PM 13,082 Views 27 Comments

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'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Stocks of antibiotic Augmentin could run out 'within months'

Oct 18th 2013, 1:16 PM 25,338 Views 106 Comments

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
# Back To School
# Back To School

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

Aug 23rd 2013, 6:45 AM 6,759 Views 25 Comments

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
# Generic Medicine
# Generic Medicine

Pharmacists: New drugs list will save patients and State money

Aug 7th 2013, 6:03 PM 10,445 Views 34 Comments

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
# Prescription
# Prescription

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

Jul 9th 2013, 3:07 PM 16,911 Views 31 Comments

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
# Stress And Worry
# Stress And Worry

Top 10 tips for healthy living during exams

May 22nd 2013, 6:26 PM 17,332 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Pharmacists
# Pharmacists

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

May 11th 2013, 7:15 AM 12,998 Views 84 Comments

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
# Pharmacists
# Pharmacists

One in four pharmacies in Ireland operating at a loss

Apr 26th 2013, 3:00 PM 12,522 Views 60 Comments

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
# Driving Licence
# Driving Licence

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

Jan 7th 2013, 9:01 AM 38,074 Views 158 Comments

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
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Pharmacists: Increased prescription charges may lead to people being hospitalised

Dec 5th 2012, 9:17 PM 8,623 Views 29 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.

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

# irish-pharmacy-union - 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 3,092 Views 15 Comments

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
# Medicine
# Medicine

Pharmacists warn lack of vital medicines may endanger patients

Apr 28th 2012, 12:39 PM 2,693 Views 7 Comments

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
# Weight Loss
# Weight Loss

Pharmacists dispute health warnings over meal replacement products

Mar 27th 2012, 11:40 AM 4,187 Views 15 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

Drug payment scheme threshold increase will hit families, says IPU

Dec 5th 2011, 4:05 PM 3,512 Views 13 Comments

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
# Flu

Over 480 patients affected by low-dosage flu vaccines

Nov 25th 2011, 6:58 PM 1,861 Views 11 Comments

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
# Pharmacies
# Pharmacies

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

Oct 17th 2011, 4:47 PM 840 Views 18 Comments

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
# Contraception
# Contraception

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

May 7th 2011, 4:12 PM 1,192 Views 0 Comments

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