Medical notes

Tue, Nov 20, 2012, 00:00

Nursing back when:Almost 400 back editions of Irish Nurses’ Journal are now available in digital form.

The journals of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation span the period 1925 to 1971 and they have been digitised by UCD. The digitised journal is publicly accessible now on:

Workplace health:The first Irish multidisciplinary conference on workplace health, safety and wellbeing goes ahead in University College Cork on November 27th. See

Tablet dump:The big Tuam Tablet Dump will get under way tomorrow at 1 pm, Brú Bride, Tuam to encourage people to get rid of their old pills, powders and medicines safely.

Epilepsy drugs:Substituting branded drugs for generic ones could have “catastrophic consequences” for the 37,000 people in Ireland who have epilepsy, it has been claimed.

Brainwave, the Irish Epilepsy Association, will meet members of the Oireachtas in Leinster House on Thursday to discuss their concerns over the Health (Pricing Supply of Medical Goods Bill) 2012.

They claim doses of epilepsy drugs are concentrated carefully for each individual to ensure good control and any variation in the manufacture and composition of a tablet may disturb that balance.

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