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# pharmacies - Friday 11 February, 2022

Group to investigate options for funding severe pregnancy sickness drug to make it more available
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Group to investigate options for funding severe pregnancy sickness drug to make it more available

Feb 11th 2022, 5:16 PM 9,728 Views 4 Comments

The drug, known as Cariban, is currently unavailable on the drugs payment scheme or by medical card.

# pharmacies - Thursday 16 December, 2021

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule

Dec 16th 2021, 4:00 PM 64,134 Views 76 Comments
  • People aged 40-49 will be offered boosters from 27 December - three weeks ahead of the initial plan
  • Vaccinations for children aged 5-11 will commence in paediatric hospitals next week
  • 50,000 Covid-19 boosters were administered yesterday - a daily record, Órla Ryan reports

# pharmacies - 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 29,645 Views 33 Comments

Some 320 pharmacies have already been administering Pfizer vaccines.

# pharmacies - Monday 5 July, 2021

Supplies 'very limited' as pharmacies begin vaccinating 18-34 age group
# Johnson And Johnson
# Johnson And Johnson

Supplies 'very limited' as pharmacies begin vaccinating 18-34 age group

Updated Jul 5th 2021, 3:55 PM 38,044 Views 44 Comments

The HSE confirmed that another 343,000 vaccine doses were administered last week.

# pharmacies - Friday 2 July, 2021

'It's crazy': Pharmacists say phones ringing constantly after Janssen jab announcement
# Janssen Jab
# Janssen Jab

'It's crazy': Pharmacists say phones ringing constantly after Janssen jab announcement

Jul 2nd 2021, 5:26 PM 51,312 Views 84 Comments

The HSE National Director asked the public to ‘be patient’ with pharmacies.

# pharmacies - Saturday 6 February, 2021

GPs say they are ready to vaccinate over 85s as first doses set to arrive on Monday week
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

GPs say they are ready to vaccinate over 85s as first doses set to arrive on Monday week

Updated Feb 6th 2021, 8:19 AM 47,285 Views 74 Comments

The vast majority of people over 70 will receive their vaccine at a GP surgery.

# pharmacies - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Irish Pharmacy Union welcomes ability to give flu vaccine off-site
# Flu Jab
# Flu Jab

Irish Pharmacy Union welcomes ability to give flu vaccine off-site

Oct 1st 2020, 1:40 PM 24,159 Views 8 Comments

Pharmacists will be able to give people the flu jab outside the pharmacy premises.

# pharmacies - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes

Jun 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 28,642 Views 1 Comment

There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.

# pharmacies - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

HSE lodges High Court cases against several pharmacies
# Legal Action
# Legal Action

HSE lodges High Court cases against several pharmacies

May 23rd 2018, 6:05 AM 30,045 Views 0 Comments

The defendants include pharmacies based in Dublin, Cork, Waterford and Tipperary.

# pharmacies - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'Oh, that's just the price': €11 difference in cost of same medication in two Dublin pharmacies
# Shop Around
# Shop Around

'Oh, that's just the price': €11 difference in cost of same medication in two Dublin pharmacies

Aug 20th 2017, 9:00 PM 91,498 Views 87 Comments

One man was charged 32c a pill for his depression medication in one Dublin pharmacy, and 73c in another.

# pharmacies - Friday 3 March, 2017

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:15 AM 11,899 Views 41 Comments

Misuse and overuse of medication will “almost certainly lead to a health crisis”, it has been warned.

# pharmacies - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Prescriptions are going to be cheaper for over-70s with a medical card from tomorrow
# Easing The Burden
# Easing The Burden

Prescriptions are going to be cheaper for over-70s with a medical card from tomorrow

Feb 28th 2017, 5:44 PM 21,541 Views 55 Comments

Those eligible are advised to make themselves known to pharmacy staff so they can benefit from this reduction.

# pharmacies - 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 9,099 Views 10 Comments

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

# pharmacies - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Taking ibuprofen can raise the risk of heart failure, scientists warn
# Major Study
# Major Study

Taking ibuprofen can raise the risk of heart failure, scientists warn

Sep 29th 2016, 6:26 PM 17,940 Views 14 Comments

Medics used data taken from 10 million patients across Europe.

# pharmacies - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Majority of complaints against pharmacists relate to dispensing errors
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Majority of complaints against pharmacists relate to dispensing errors

Aug 23rd 2016, 4:20 PM 11,650 Views 19 Comments

Complaints made against pharmacists fell by nearly a half last year.

# pharmacies - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

'I've been trying to bring cheap medicine to Irish patients. Too many are struggling to pay'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I've been trying to bring cheap medicine to Irish patients. Too many are struggling to pay'

Mar 9th 2016, 10:08 AM 6,599 Views 105 Comments

I used to dread bringing an inhaler out to a patient and asking for €85, writes Shane O’Sullivan.

# pharmacies - 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 22,237 Views 96 Comments

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

# pharmacies - 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.

# pharmacies - 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.

# pharmacies - 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.

# pharmacies - Monday 25 March, 2013

NCA survey finds wide variations in drug pricing in pharmacies nationwide
# Drug Pricing
# Drug Pricing

NCA survey finds wide variations in drug pricing in pharmacies nationwide

Mar 25th 2013, 9:08 AM 6,470 Views 27 Comments

The average percentage difference across a range of commonly prescribed drugs nationwide was 56 per cent, according to a survey by the National Consumer Agency .

# pharmacies - 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 25,756 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.

# pharmacies - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Taking antibiotics for colds and flu is pointless - pharmacists
# Drugs
# Drugs

Taking antibiotics for colds and flu is pointless - pharmacists

Nov 21st 2012, 2:29 PM 6,573 Views 39 Comments

Pharmacists have warned that overuse of antibiotics is a major public health threat – and that we could eventually run out of effective antibiotics.

# pharmacies - Monday 17 September, 2012

Pharmacists warned over use of cough syrup to make crystal meth
# Breaking Bad
# Breaking Bad

Pharmacists warned over use of cough syrup to make crystal meth

Sep 17th 2012, 3:29 PM 34,536 Views 57 Comments

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland has advised members to be cautious about people who ask for significant quantities of medicines.

# pharmacies - Monday 16 July, 2012

New Bill will let chemists substitute cheaper generic drugs for more expensive ones
# Drugs
# Drugs

New Bill will let chemists substitute cheaper generic drugs for more expensive ones

Jul 16th 2012, 4:31 PM 7,503 Views 33 Comments

The new Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill 2012 could mean cheaper trips to the pharmacy.

# pharmacies - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Boots to cut cost of prescription medicines for customers in Ireland
# Health
# Health

Boots to cut cost of prescription medicines for customers in Ireland

May 29th 2012, 7:15 AM 7,766 Views 34 Comments

The pharmacy says that it is to lower the cost of the majority of its prescription medicines which will save customers on average 25 per cent.

# pharmacies - 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.

# pharmacies - Saturday 27 August, 2011

Nurofen Plus recalled in Ireland after 'sabotage' of packs in the UK
# Nurofen Plus
# Nurofen Plus

Nurofen Plus recalled in Ireland after 'sabotage' of packs in the UK

Aug 27th 2011, 9:58 AM 1,204 Views 10 Comments

The painkillers have been recalled from Irish wholesalers as a precautionary measure after rogue drugs were found in packs in the UK.

# pharmacies - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Google settles $500m lawsuit over ads for online pharmacies
# Pharmacies
# Pharmacies

Google settles $500m lawsuit over ads for online pharmacies

Aug 24th 2011, 8:36 PM 294 Views 2 Comments

The US Department of Justice says Google has agreed to forfeit $500m made from illegally advertising Canadian chemists.

# pharmacies - 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.