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Connacht people spending more on drugs

People who buy prescription drugs in Connacht spend an average of €79.46 on these treatments each month, according to the Teva Cost of Medicines Index. This is 28 per cent higher than the national average of €61.77.

Pharmacists warn of job losses if HSE cuts reintroduced

Pharmacists are warning that the medical card scheme could collapse and 5,000 jobs could be at risk nationally if cuts to the payments schemes such as the HSE proposed last year were reintroduced.

Local pharmacist condemns cut in pharmacy payments

Front line health services will be seriously damaged by the Minister for Health and Children’s decision to cut payments to pharmacists for providing medicines and advice to patients on the community drugs schemes by 36 per cent, according to the Irish Pharmacy Union, the representative body for 1,900 community pharmacists.

14 Westmeath pharmacists withdraw from drug schemes

Fourteen Westmeath pharmacies have announced their intention to withdraw from community drug schemes by August this year.

14 Westmeath pharmacists withdraw from drug schemes

Fourteen Westmeath pharmacies have announced their intention to withdraw from community drug schemes by August this year.

Athlone pharmacies to shut up shop

The majority of Athlone’s pharmacists have announced they are to close their doors to the public from August 1, following their decision to stop dispensing prescription medicines on that date.

HSE pharmacies list includes a Galway premises that has been closed for three months

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.

Pharmacist anger over HSE misinformation

Local pharmacists have expressed their deep concern over inaccuracies in a list published by the HSE of those pharmacies participating in the Community Drugs Scheme.

Athlone pharmacies resume normal service

Pharmacies across Athlone have recommenced dispensing prescription medication, after the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) urged them to resume normal service in the interest of patient safety.

Only use antibiotics when necessary, urges health chief

A local health specialist is urging people to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use. Otherwise we risk squandering one of the most important medical advances of the past 100 years, he warns.

 

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