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# pharmacies - Saturday 23 June, 2018

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

Medics used data taken from 10 million patients across Europe.

# pharmacies - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Majority of complaints against pharmacists relate to dispensing errors

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'

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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