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#Pharmacy

From TheJournal.ie Alternative brands can replace medicines if they become unavailable after Brexit Don't Panic

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.

From TheJournal.ie HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam HSE

HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam Exclusive

The HSE is checking receipts as far back as 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Man who stabbed pharmacy employee with screwdriver jailed for 14 months Failed Robbery

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin pharmacy made famous by James Joyce fundraising to help cover increased rent Sweny's Pharmacy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Interim examiner appointed to Bradley Pharmacy Group Examiner

Interim examiner appointed to Bradley Pharmacy Group

The business has debts of around €24 million.

From TheJournal.ie Six stores closed as over 240 Lloyds Pharmacy workers to take part in a strike today Industrial Action

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.

From TheJournal.ie HSE lodges High Court cases against several pharmacies Legal Action

HSE lodges High Court cases against several pharmacies

The defendants include pharmacies based in Dublin, Cork, Waterford and Tipperary.

From TheJournal.ie Pharmacists urge people to ensure they have 'supply of essential medicines' before storm hits Beast From The East

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Two men arrested after armed robbery in Sligo town Pharmacy

Two men arrested after armed robbery in Sligo town

A quantity of drugs was stolen from a pharmacy just before 11am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Case against pharmacists accused of poor professional performance is dismissed Antibiotic

Case against pharmacists accused of poor professional performance is dismissed

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

From TheJournal.ie Secret Millionaire: 'I had many calls in tears with my mum. I thought I'd made my biggest mistake' Secret Millionaire

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pharmacies in Uruguay to start selling marijuana next week Legalised

Pharmacies in Uruguay to start selling marijuana next week

First country in the world to legalise and regulate marijuana from production to sale.

From TheJournal.ie Morning after pill available to all medical card holders without prescription from today Emergency Contraception

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pharmaceutical firm MSD announces 330 jobs in Carlow and Cork Pharmaceutical

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.

From TheJournal.ie Prescriptions are going to be cheaper for over-70s with a medical card from tomorrow Easing The Burden

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.

From TheJournal.ie How to cope with 7 common illnesses Sponsored By HSE

How to cope with 7 common illnesses

Mild bugs can often be dealt with at home.

From TheJournal.ie Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging Superbugs

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people are not hopeful for the future of healthcare here at all Healthy Distrust

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…”

From TheJournal.ie 'I am nearly 60, but I still need to work': New rules could see pharmacy assistants made redundant Over The Counter

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was getting sick all day when I was pregnant. The doctor told me to have cold milk and Rice Krispies' Pregnancy

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Thieves target pharmacies for all their cosmetic and fake tan needs Crime

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man due in court over stabbing at Drogheda pharmacy Attack

Man due in court over stabbing at Drogheda pharmacy

A man in his 30s was hospitalised after the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's biggest pharmacy chain looks set to buy out McCauley's Chemists Big Business

Ireland's biggest pharmacy chain looks set to buy out McCauley's Chemists

McCauley’s are the largest independent pharmacy chain in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's largest pharmacy group investigated by HSE over 'irregularities' in fee claims Lloyds

Ireland's largest pharmacy group investigated by HSE over 'irregularities' in fee claims

The allegations were raised by a whistleblower.

From TheJournal.ie This logo could protect you from buying dangerous fake meds online Buyer Beware

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.

From TheJournal.ie Paralysed three years ago, Jack Kavanagh is about to embark on the original American road trip Amazing

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.

From TheJournal.ie 14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs Bad Dose

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Giving pharmacists greater powers to help patients should be a no-brainer Health

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pharmacy delivery service set up after people stop taking meds due to cost Pharmacy

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.

From TheJournal.ie US pharmacy chain to stop selling tobacco products in €1.5bn move Cigarettes

US pharmacy chain to stop selling tobacco products in €1.5bn move

Cigarettes and other tobacco products will no longer be sold in any of the CVS’s 7,600 stores from later this year.

From TheJournal.ie Irish pharmacy union doesn't believe pharmacies will jump to cheaper model Prescription Drugs

Irish pharmacy union doesn't believe pharmacies will jump to cheaper model

A pharmacy is Dundrum is promising to match drug prices in the North with a new scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy

Job figure increases are welcome – but Government needs to be bolshy to grab the three things it needs for proper growth.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly promised to scrap the 50c prescription levy...now it's €2.50 Budget 2014

James Reilly promised to scrap the 50c prescription levy...now it's €2.50

Despite the pledge, the prescription levy is now five times more expensive.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you shop across the border to save money? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you shop across the border to save money?

A report suggests high medicine prices are pushing consumers across the border, but prices of other items are leveling up. So do you travel to Northern Ireland to shop?

From TheJournal.ie Irish drug prices 'now matching European average' - drugs firms Drug Prices

Irish drug prices 'now matching European average' - drugs firms

Market research commissioned by pharmaceuticals firms suggests its members’ medicines match an average European price.

From TheJournal.ie Safety warning over giving codeine tablets to under-18s Healthscare

Safety warning over giving codeine tablets to under-18s

The European Medicines Agency says codeine, which is converted to morphine in the body, can pose problems for kids.

From TheJournal.ie Drugs bought on the internet 'can contain rat poison', warn pharmacists Danger

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.

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