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If ever there was a place where time has stood still, it’s the Brooks & Co shop at 136 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.The timber structure, dating (...)

 Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, secretary general of the Department of Health: was sent a letter from the Irish Pharmacy Union, expressing its concern at the department’s recent decision not to appoint a chief pharmacist.  Photograph: David Sleator

Vital reforms in healthcare are being delayed by the Department of Health’s failure to appoint a chief pharmacist, according to representatives of com(...)

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, which regulates the profession, secured legal costs exceeding €32,000 plus VAT in a series of prosecutions against individual pharmacies in 2011 and 2012. Photograph: PA Wire

Fines totalling over €21,000 have been imposed on 12 pharmacies for offences relating to the sale, display and storage of medicines.The Pharmaceutical(...)

Generic medicines: contain the same active ingredient as the product they are based on. Photograph: Thinkstock

Atorvastatin, Lansoprazole, Olanzapine. Do you know what these names mean? If you do, it’s likely that your medicine, which you once called by its bra(...)

 County Sligo-based Jennifer Colville was censured for poor professional performance. On several occasions, she dispensed medication to an infant without looking at the prescription. On each occasion, the dose dispensed was incorrect. Photograph: Getty Images

A pharmacist who was struck off the register in Northern Ireland has been spared the same fate in the South following a decision by the profess(...)

Emma Martin with her son, James (10), who has numerous allergies, at their home in Monkstown, Co Dublin. Photographs: Brenda Fitzsimons

The death in Dublin last month of a teenager with a peanut allergy, minutes after suffering a fatal reaction when she mistakenly ate satay sauce, w(...)

Since the changes were rolled out, sales of pain-relief products containing codeine have fallen by more than half

WHY IS IT SUCH A PAIN TO GET CODEINE PRODUCTS IN BOOTS?A Wicklow reader called in to Boots on Dublin’s Grafton Street recently and asked for a packet (...)

Eoghan Hanly, president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, said the event would be “a real boon to the national economy”.

More than 3,000 international delegates are expected in Dublin this weekend for the World Pharmaceutical Congress. The conference, entitled “Towards a(...)

In a standard quarterly update to the markets earlier this month, Imperial Tobacco said its plans to launch an electronic cigarette product next year (...)

A pharmacist convicted of possessing child pornography has been banned by the High Court from working with children, home visits and acting in a su(...)