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# pharmacists - 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 30,915 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.

# pharmacists - Thursday 4 February, 2021

'Bear with us': HSE deals with rollout issues as Taoiseach pledges vaccination of over-70s will begin on time
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

'Bear with us': HSE deals with rollout issues as Taoiseach pledges vaccination of over-70s will begin on time

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 3:19 PM 61,388 Views 73 Comments
  • NIAC has recommended that people aged 70 and over should receive mRNA vaccines
  • Paul Reid says HSE has "always been clear that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will have many twists and turns"
  • Varadkar warns rollout among over 70s "may be slower" than originally planned

# pharmacists - 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 24,084 Views 8 Comments

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

# pharmacists - Friday 14 September, 2018

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free
# Rollback
# Rollback

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free

Sep 14th 2018, 1:25 PM 12,144 Views 43 Comments

Currently they have a VAT rate of 13.5%.

# pharmacists - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning

Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning

Feb 7th 2018, 3:25 PM 21,339 Views 77 Comments

On the referendum, Varadkar said women should be trusted in the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy.

# pharmacists - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Case against pharmacists accused of poor professional performance is dismissed
# Antibiotic
# Antibiotic

Case against pharmacists accused of poor professional performance is dismissed

Oct 3rd 2017, 8:00 PM 43,624 Views 0 Comments

A hearing by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland took place today.

# pharmacists - Friday 5 May, 2017

Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs
# Benzos
# Benzos

Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs

May 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 17,537 Views 11 Comments

New rules tighten the restrictions around the possession of benzodiazepines and ‘z-drugs’.

# pharmacists - 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 17,243 Views 30 Comments

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

# pharmacists - 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 11,472 Views 19 Comments

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

# pharmacists - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Life-saving drugs can now be given by trained members of the public
# EpiPens
# EpiPens

Life-saving drugs can now be given by trained members of the public

Oct 15th 2015, 4:55 PM 26,097 Views 61 Comments

The death of Emma Sloan from an allergic reaction gave a huge impetus to the campaign.

# pharmacists - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Pharmacists want women with medical cards to have easier access to the morning after pill
# Contraception
# Contraception

Pharmacists want women with medical cards to have easier access to the morning after pill

Apr 25th 2015, 3:28 PM 22,132 Views 71 Comments

They want medical card holders to be able to get the pill over the counter without having to go to a doctor first.

# pharmacists - 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 6,728 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.

# pharmacists - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Opinion: Giving pharmacists greater powers to help patients should be a no-brainer
# Health
# Health

Opinion: Giving pharmacists greater powers to help patients should be a no-brainer

Jun 24th 2014, 8:00 AM 940 Views 88 Comments

With proper support, pharmacists could play a greater role in alleviating pressure on the healthcare system.

# pharmacists - Friday 9 May, 2014

Pharmacists warn that €2.50 prescription levy is hitting patients hard
# Drugs
# Drugs

Pharmacists warn that €2.50 prescription levy is hitting patients hard

May 9th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,486 Views 123 Comments

Medical card holders are being affected by the €2.50 charge per item, pharmacists say.

# pharmacists - Friday 21 February, 2014

Poll: Do you get the flu vaccine?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you get the flu vaccine?

Feb 21st 2014, 9:46 AM 12,190 Views 93 Comments

Eight people have died of the flu in recent weeks. Are you getting vaccinated?

# pharmacists - Saturday 21 December, 2013

All set for Christmas, but now you're sick? What should you take to help?
# Flu Be Gone
# Flu Be Gone

All set for Christmas, but now you're sick? What should you take to help?

Dec 21st 2013, 8:45 AM 18,577 Views 49 Comments

Confused about over-the-counter medicines? If you’re sick what should you ask for?

# pharmacists - Friday 20 December, 2013

Poll: Should pharmacists in Ireland be given wider powers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should pharmacists in Ireland be given wider powers?

Dec 20th 2013, 9:26 AM 25,733 Views 256 Comments

It has been reported that pharmacy was unable to give a 14-year-old’s mother an adrenaline shot without a prescription when the teen took a fatal allergic reaction.

# pharmacists - 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 6,743 Views 25 Comments

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

# pharmacists - 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 10,424 Views 34 Comments

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

# pharmacists - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Shortages of key medicines is impacting patients' health
# Drugs
# Drugs

Shortages of key medicines is impacting patients' health

Jul 21st 2013, 3:18 PM 5,878 Views 16 Comments

The lack of some anti-depressants, pain-relief medicines and eye ointments has gotten worse in the last 12 months.

# pharmacists - 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 16,854 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.

# pharmacists - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Irish people warming up to generic medicines
# Medication
# Medication

Irish people warming up to generic medicines

Jun 6th 2013, 11:06 AM 6,657 Views 26 Comments

The Irish Medicine Board expects lists of interchangeable medicines to be ready within two months of legislation on the drugs commencing.

# pharmacists - 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 12,936 Views 84 Comments

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

# pharmacists - Monday 6 May, 2013

3 in 5 people read product information on prescription medication: IMB
# Medicine
# Medicine

3 in 5 people read product information on prescription medication: IMB

May 6th 2013, 12:15 PM 4,175 Views 14 Comments

Meanwhile, just one in two people read the information supplied with over-the-counter medicines, according to a new Irish Medicines Board survey.

# pharmacists - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Drugs bought on the internet 'can contain rat poison', warn pharmacists
# Danger
# Danger

Drugs bought on the internet 'can contain rat poison', warn pharmacists

Apr 28th 2013, 7:30 AM 7,284 Views 60 Comments

Pharmacists have said people who buy drugs online are risking their health – and possibly their life.

# pharmacists - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Monday is the most common day women request the morning-after pill
# Morning After Pill
# Morning After Pill

Monday is the most common day women request the morning-after pill

Apr 27th 2013, 11:44 AM 11,891 Views 59 Comments

While Dublin and Cork City are the most popular places for morning after pill consultations.

# pharmacists - 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 12,440 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.

# pharmacists - 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 37,981 Views 158 Comments

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

# pharmacists - 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 8,607 Views 26 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.

# pharmacists - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

94 per cent of consumers favour increase in use of generic medicines
# Medicine
# Medicine

94 per cent of consumers favour increase in use of generic medicines

Nov 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,152 Views 51 Comments

The survey showed the majority of people cite cost as the dominant reason for switching to generics.

# pharmacists - 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 6,561 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.

# pharmacists - Monday 3 September, 2012

Gluten-free product allowance cut for coeliacs
# Breaking
# Breaking

Gluten-free product allowance cut for coeliacs

Sep 3rd 2012, 9:20 PM 22,107 Views 112 Comments

Irish Pharmacy Union says HSE introduced cut with immediate effect – and no warning.

# pharmacists - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Pharmacists express concern over addiction to pain relief
# Pharmacy
# Pharmacy

Pharmacists express concern over addiction to pain relief

May 1st 2012, 7:00 AM 4,335 Views 10 Comments

Regulations around the sale of products containing codeine were introduced in 2010. Pharmacists heard that up to one in three adults may be suffering from chronic pain, which can affect quality of life.

# pharmacists - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Cheaper flu vaccinations on their way at pharmacies
# Flu Jab
# Flu Jab

Cheaper flu vaccinations on their way at pharmacies

Oct 18th 2011, 4:23 PM 5,275 Views 6 Comments

A visit to the GP for a flu jab can cost up to €65, but pharmacists will shortly be able to offer the service for as low as €20.

# pharmacists - Monday 9 May, 2011

Pharmacists voice concerns over rising shortages of medication
# Pharmacists
# Pharmacists

Pharmacists voice concerns over rising shortages of medication

May 9th 2011, 3:53 PM 947 Views 0 Comments

Irish Pharmacy Union conference hears that the current system of medicine distribution can leave cancer patients waiting up to two weeks for oral chemotherapy treatment.