Patients who are stranded abroad and who are running low, or have run out, of medications, have been advised to contact their local pharmacy in Ireland for advice.
Tue, 20 Apr, 2010
THE cost of some of the most commonly-prescribed medicines has been slashed by 40% from today.
Mon, 01 Feb, 2010
AFTER 11 days of sick patients making huge round trips just to get their medicine from temporary dispensing units, the pharmacists’ dispute finally appeared to be close to an end last night.
Wed, 12 Aug, 2009
Pharmacists were tonight urged to call off a crippling 11-day stoppage and resume services across the country.
Tue, 11 Aug, 2009
The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) said it will meet with the Health Minister to discuss the ongoing pharmacy dispute.
Sat, 08 Aug, 2009
Health Minister Mary Harney is again appealing to pharmacists who have contracts with the HSE to provide full services to patients on the community drugs scheme.
REBEL pharmacists were warned last night they faced legal action for breaching their state contract to dispense drugs to the public.
PRESSURE is growing on the Taoiseach to cut short his holidays and intervene in the pharmacists’ dispute before patients die, after Health Minister Mary Harney last night refused to appoint a mediator to end the escalating row.
Fri, 07 Aug, 2009
PHARMACISTS claim their dispute with the HSE is “snowballing out of control” after only half of the 80 people forced to queue for medicine at a HSE dispensary in Donegal went home with drugs.
Thu, 06 Aug, 2009
The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) has today hit back in what is becoming an increasingly bitter war of words with the Health Service Executive (HSE).
Mon, 03 Aug, 2009
PROTESTING pharmacists have warned of widespread medicine shortages and dispensing delays from tomorrow with hundreds of chemists either remaining closed or refusing to dispense medicines under the community drugs schemes.
Widespread medicine shortages and delays are being forecast by the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) following the withdrawal of as many as 800 pharmacists from the Drug Payment schemes.
Sun, 02 Aug, 2009
AGE Action has condemned the decision by some pharmacists involved in the dispute over fees under the community drugs schemes to remain closed today.
The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) is disputing the HSE's announcement that over 1,100 pharmacists are continuing to dispense medicine under the State drug schemes today.
Sat, 01 Aug, 2009
Health chiefs were today warned patients‘ safety was at risk as hundreds of chemists are expected to stop dispensing prescriptions to medical card holders.
PHARMACISTS have accused the Health Service Executive of throwing up a smokescreen over a looming crisis in the supply of medicines under the State’s community schemes.
Wed, 29 Jul, 2009
Pharmacists tonight hit out at State health chiefs claiming they were desperately trying to cover up a looming crisis in the supply of medicine.
Tue, 28 Jul, 2009
Plans by the HSE to supply medicines to patients on the Community Drugs Scheme have come under fire after pharmacists highlighted 'inaccuracies' in its list of participating pharmacies published in daily newspapers this morning.
PATIENTS must not be used as pawns by any party in a commercial dispute, patient advocate Stephen McMahon told over 1,000 pharmacists attending an emergency meeting over government fee cuts.
Thu, 23 Jul, 2009
Pharmacists have today warned that the country is 10 days away from a crisis in the supply of medicines.
Wed, 22 Jul, 2009
MORE than 900 pharmacists have told the Health Service Executive they are withdrawing from the community drugs schemes.
Thu, 02 Jul, 2009
Health Minister Mary Harney has announced reductions in payments to community pharmacists to reduce the rise in State expenditure on drugs and medicines
Thu, 18 Jun, 2009
Around one in 10 non-medical card holders are cutting back on vital medicine because of the recession, a new study has found.
Sun, 26 Apr, 2009
Pharmacists passed a vote of no confidence in the Government’s health policies at their annual conference today.
Sat, 25 Apr, 2009
FEARS that cuts being forced through by Government will threaten the viability of pharmacies will dominate the Irish Pharmacy Union’s AGM today.
FREE patient advice and services provided by pharmacists reduced GP visits by almost four million and unnecessary attendances at accident and emergency departments by more than 500,000 in 2007, a report claims.
Tue, 27 Jan, 2009
PHARMACISTS say they are willing to help the Government reduce the cost of the state’s medicines bill.
Thu, 06 Nov, 2008
THE Health Service Executive has warned that medicine prices will rise by around 9% when it restores a controversial drugs payment scheme next month.
Wed, 15 Oct, 2008
HEALTH Minister Mary Harney has been accused of fuelling the crisis in the pharmacy sector by delaying the publication of the report on payments for pharmacies.
Wed, 23 Jul, 2008
PHARMACISTS have warned the Government a row over plans to refuse to dispense drugs to medical card holders could flare up again because of the slow progress of talks with the Health Service Executive.
Mon, 12 May, 2008
PHARMACISTS last night stepped up the pressure on the Government to make the morning-after pill available without prescription.
Fri, 04 Jan, 2008
ONE-IN-FIVE Irish patients are taking two or more medicines and almost one in four are worried they are not taking them properly.
Wed, 01 Nov, 2006
One in five Irish patients are currently taking two or more medicines and 23% of those are concerned that they are not taking their medicines correctly.
Tue, 31 Oct, 2006
UP to 800 medicines in regular use are not licensed by the Irish Medicines Board (IMB), a situation that is causing increasing problems for pharmacists.
Sat, 23 Apr, 2005
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