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City pharmacist slams HSE over ‘morning-after pill’ discrimination

A city pharmacist is calling on the HSE to allow women with medical cards access the “morning-after” pill directly from their local pharmacies. It is believed that one in five women who seek this medication is a medical card holder.

Mayo pharmacists launch quit smoking service

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As Lent gets into full swing, many people will be trying to kick their smoking habit.

Flu vaccine now available from pharmacists

Members of the public can now receive this year's seasonal flu vaccination service from pharmacists. The service is available free of charge from pharmacists to those in an at risk group who hold a medical card. At risk groups include elderly people, pregnant women, and people with chronic illnesses.

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.

Pharmacies increasingly pessimistic about business prospects

Pharmacists in Ireland are becoming increasingly less optimistic about the prospects for their business, according to the latest quarterly survey by the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU).

Lean on Me Pharmacy—seek assistance with your depression

Four in 10 people in Ireland have admitted that they would not want to know if a friend or loved one was suffering from depression, according to research undertaken for the launch of Lean on Me Pharmacy, an extension of the successful Lean on Me depression awareness campaign. The statistic shows that a significant proportion of people still have difficulty discussing the topic of depression openly.

Two in five Connacht families hit by diabetes

Figures from a new study released reveal the startling penetration of diabetes into Connacht, with 39 per cent of people reporting a family member with the condition. One in five Connacht people have a family member with type 2 diabetes and overall, three in four people in the region know someone who has diabetes.

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.

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.

Health forum chairperson accuses HSE of leaving Clifden without medication

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The chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum has hit out at the local health authority accusing it of failing to put a contingency plan in place in Clifden to dispense medication under the State run Drug Scheme.


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