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# pharmacists - Friday 14 September, 2018

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you get the flu vaccine?

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?

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should pharmacists in Ireland be given wider powers?

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.