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# Pharmacy

Last month
November 2023
Pharmacists to be enabled to extend validity of prescriptions to a maximum of 12 months
This is an extension from the current six month period and Minister Donnelly said it will ‘improve patient care and access’.
This year
Poll: Would you be happy for your pharmacist to treat minor ailments?
It is understood that the project is still at an early stage.
All time
Pharmacists say they experienced significant increases in violent incidents during pandemic
Almost two thirds of pharmacies have been the victim of crime in the last year.
Pharmacists to begin administering Covid-19 vaccines from today
The system will open for people over the age of 50 today.
Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines
Stephen Donnelly said this latest development will help people who live far away from vaccine centres.
Vaccines: Pharmacists 'frustrated' with slow involvement, while NIAC Johnson & Johnson advice reported
The head of the the Irish Pharmacy Union says no clarity has been given to pharmacists as to when they can administer the vaccine.
Gardaí arrest man over attempted armed robbery at Limerick pharmacy
The man, who was armed with a penknife, demanded staff hand over drugs.
'The pharmacy is playing a key role in the care of the community during Covid-19'
Pharmacist Steve Philips describes life behind the counter during the pandemic.
'If people are worried, you try to put their mind at ease' - Kerry footballer on life as a pharmacist
Work in the family pharmacy in Killorglin takes precedence now for Kerry player Peter Crowley.
Alternative brands can replace medicines if they become unavailable after Brexit
The Irish Pharmaceutical Union and the health minister said no medicine shortages have been identified.
HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam
The HSE is checking receipts as far back as 2013.
Man who stabbed pharmacy employee with screwdriver jailed for 14 months
The accused told gardaí he committed the offence as he had a drug debt and was in fear of the people whom he owed.
Dublin pharmacy made famous by James Joyce fundraising to help cover increased rent
Sweny’s Pharmacy, located at 1 Lincoln Place in Dublin 2, first opened in 1847.
Interim examiner appointed to Bradley Pharmacy Group
The business has debts of around €24 million.
Six stores closed as over 240 Lloyds Pharmacy workers to take part in a strike today
Workers who are members of the trade union Mandate will picket stores across the country.
HSE lodges High Court cases against several pharmacies
The defendants include pharmacies based in Dublin, Cork, Waterford and Tipperary.
Pharmacists urge people to ensure they have 'supply of essential medicines' before storm hits
The Irish Pharmacy Union has warned that patients could experience “significant disruption for several days”.
Two men arrested after armed robbery in Sligo town
A quantity of drugs was stolen from a pharmacy just before 11am this morning.
Case against pharmacists accused of poor professional performance is dismissed
A hearing by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland took place today.
Secret Millionaire: 'I had many calls in tears with my mum. I thought I'd made my biggest mistake'
Cara Pharmacy’s Ramona Nicholas talks about why she hates emails and her tips for interviewing.
Pharmacies in Uruguay to start selling marijuana next week
First country in the world to legalise and regulate marijuana from production to sale.
Morning after pill available to all medical card holders without prescription from today
Up until 2011, anyone who needed emergency contraception had to attend a doctor in order to get a prescription.
Pharmaceutical firm MSD announces 330 jobs in Carlow and Cork
The jobs will be created as part of a €280 million investment over the next three years.
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.
How to cope with 7 common illnesses
Mild bugs can often be dealt with at home.
Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging
Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.
Irish people are not hopeful for the future of healthcare here at all
As many people are pessimistic for the future of healthcare here as are optimistic about it.
12 things only people who've worked in Boots will understand
“Please don’t ask me where the lube is, please don’t ask me where the lube is…”
'I am nearly 60, but I still need to work': New rules could see pharmacy assistants made redundant
A pharmacy assistant is qualified to provide cover and dispense medications when a pharmacist is not on the premises.
'I was getting sick all day when I was pregnant. The doctor told me to have cold milk and Rice Krispies'
Severe vomiting affects 2% of pregnant woman, but some say there is not enough awareness about it, even among the medical profession.
Thieves target pharmacies for all their cosmetic and fake tan needs
A survey showed that three out of four pharmacies have experienced some form of crime.
Man due in court over stabbing at Drogheda pharmacy
A man in his 30s was hospitalised after the attack.
Ireland's biggest pharmacy chain looks set to buy out McCauley's Chemists
McCauley’s are the largest independent pharmacy chain in the country.
Ireland's largest pharmacy group investigated by HSE over 'irregularities' in fee claims
The allegations were raised by a whistleblower.
This logo could protect you from buying dangerous fake meds online
A new EU logo will be shown on all legally-operating pharmacies and retailers.
Paralysed three years ago, Jack Kavanagh is about to embark on the original American road trip
“When you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything – that’s what all this is about.”
Lost little bear found wandering around US pharmacy
It was definitely looking for some Neurofen Plus.
14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs
One of the most frequently inappropriately prescribed drugs was aspirin – given to those with no history of brain or heart problems.
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.
Pharmacy delivery service set up after people stop taking meds due to cost
Healthwave offers generic medications to members of its Health Pass scheme. Now, it delivers medication around Ireland to further cut down on costs.