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# Pharmacists

This year
Maximum validity of prescriptions extended to one year, as govt aims to reduce pressure on GPs
'It's a lifeline': Shortage of HRT patches causing frustration for pharmacists and patients
Last year
GP centre won't prescribe 'highly addictive' painkillers due to concerns over illegal drug trade
There have been growing concerns in recent weeks about the sale of opioids and other powerful painkillers.
A GP centre in Dublin is refusing to prescribe powerful painkillers like Oxycontin or "highly addictive" benzodiazepines
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said prescription medications often end up being sold on the street
Benzodiazepines are generally prescribed to treat anxiety, sleep disorders and seizures
'Huge increase' in antigen tests sold as Covid-19 cases rise again
Health officials intend to allow pharmacies assess and treat patients with minor ailments
All time
HSE looking into whether 'special arrangement' possible for access to severe pregnancy sickness drug
Over 700 pharmacies will be administering Pfizer vaccines from this week
Pharmacists to begin administering Covid-19 vaccines from today
Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines
Vaccines: Pharmacists 'frustrated' with slow involvement, while NIAC Johnson & Johnson advice reported
'Bear with us': HSE deals with rollout issues as Taoiseach pledges vaccination of over-70s will begin on time
Irish Pharmacy Union welcomes ability to give flu vaccine off-site
Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free
Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning
Case against pharmacists accused of poor professional performance is dismissed
Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs
'If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you inhale a mugful of tar each year'
Majority of complaints against pharmacists relate to dispensing errors
Life-saving drugs can now be given by trained members of the public
Pharmacists want women with medical cards to have easier access to the morning after pill
Irish pharmacists say epilepsy and pain relief drugs in short supply
Opinion: Giving pharmacists greater powers to help patients should be a no-brainer
Fintan Moore
Pharmacists warn that €2.50 prescription levy is hitting patients hard
Poll: Do you get the flu vaccine?
All set for Christmas, but now you're sick? What should you take to help?
Poll: Should pharmacists in Ireland be given wider powers?
Parents urged to check children for head lice in the coming weeks
Pharmacists: New drugs list will save patients and State money
Shortages of key medicines is impacting patients' health
Worry online Pill prescription takes away 'face-to-face' doctor contact
Irish people warming up to generic medicines
Pharmacists finding it difficult to keep their 'heads above water'
3 in 5 people read product information on prescription medication: IMB
Drugs bought on the internet 'can contain rat poison', warn pharmacists
Monday is the most common day women request the morning-after pill
One in four pharmacies in Ireland operating at a loss
Pharmacists claim new driving licence system will have 'devastating' effect
Pharmacists: Increased prescription charges may lead to people being hospitalised
94 per cent of consumers favour increase in use of generic medicines
Taking antibiotics for colds and flu is pointless - pharmacists