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A 59-year-old Castlebar woman who presented to Mayo General Hospital with chest pains last Saturday was sent home with the prescription of a 90-year-old man from Mulranny it was revealed this week. Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne raised the issue at Tuesday night’s meeting of Castlebar Town Council where he told the meeting that the issue was only discovered the next day when a family member of the woman went to get her prescription filled in a pharmacy and it was the pharmacist who pointed out that the name on it was for a man who lived in Mulranny.
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A woman with 98 previous convictions was before Castlebar District Court on Wednesday for three charges—theft, for being threatening and abusive, and for forging a prescription—all which occurred on November 27 2011.
Almost half of Irish adults risk their health by taking out of date medicines, according to a recent survey.
People will often self prescribe with ready readers and use it an excuse not to have an eye test. In my experience people will pick a stronger lens. People think if it magnifies it more, they are getting a better quality set of spectacles but that is not true. Choosing a spectacle off the shelf which allows you to read certain text size does not mean that it is the correct strength. It is important that the reading correction be balanced for both eyes and that the magnification is exact in order not to cause eyestrain that may result in accelerated deterioration.
Age Action is urging older people not to respond to the economic hardship caused by the new prescription charge by not taking their prescribed medication.
The 50 cent prescription charge introduced for medical card holders last week has been roundly condemned by public representatives in Mayo.
Gardai in Mullingar are seeking the assistance of the public in the recovery of some stolen pharmaceuticals that could stop a person’s breathing in minutes if taken incorrectly.
Thanking all their customers for their continued support, Mullins Pharmacy would like to wish them all a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.
Pharmacists have hit out at State health chiefs claiming they are trying to cover up a looming crisis in the supply of medicine. The Irish Pharmacy Union has slammed a list published by the HSE of chemists who will continue to dispense drugs during a planned stoppage, claiming the list is inaccurate and includes one Galway pharmacy which closed three months ago.