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New Bill will lead to lower medicine prices

Ballinrobe based Fine Gael councillor Michael Burke, has welcomed the passing of the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill 2012 through both Houses of the Oireachtas.

Mullingar pharmacists warn of health risks when giving children medicine

Mullingar pharmacists Eamonn Brady and Niall Weir are highlighting the need for parents to be careful before giving medicine to children, and to seek the advice of their pharmacist to determine the appropriate medicine and dose for their child’s age and symptoms.

Consumers advised to shop around for prescription medicines

People are being urged to shop around for prescription medicines in a bid to get the best deal on offer.

Westmeath pharmacists warn against mixing alcohol with medicines over Christmas

Pharmacists in Westmeath are warning about the dangers of consuming alcohol while taking medicines or herbal remedies. Westmeath pharmacists issue the warning at a time when many people are already suffering from coughs, colds, and flus, and the Christmas party season is already well underway. Nationally, the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) is highlighting the dangers of mixing alcohol and medicines.

New campaign highlights that antibiotics are ineffective for colds and flus

The HSE have launched their annual antibiotic awareness campaign, and the ads are now running on national and local radio stations highlighting the fact that it is pointless taking antibiotics for cold and flus.

Pharmacy group warns against taking out-of-date medicines

Almost half of Irish adults risk their health by taking out of date medicines, according to a recent survey.

Why all the questions?!

Ultan Molloy, MPSI, HealthWest Community Pharmacy, Ballindine this week discusses why you are asked questions when buying medication in the pharmacy.

Consumers warned about dangers of buying medicines on the internet

The Galway based president of the Irish Pharmacy Union has warned people about the dangers of buying medicines on the internet.

Prescription charges are a tax on illness and older people

The 50 cent prescription charge introduced for medical card holders last week has been roundly condemned by public representatives in Mayo.

Reduction in cost of drugs good news for Mayo consumers

There is good news for Mayo consumers as the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association has agreed to Government requests to reduce the cost of drugs. That’s according to Mayo Fianna Fáil TD and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Beverley Flynn. MEP Jim Higgins has also welcomed the cuts having written to the Minister for Health last November seeking the reduction from manufacturers.

 

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