A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot in the UK. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Bloomberg/File

Pharmacists are “likely” to be involved in the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines once the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot is approved for use, an industry group ha(...)

The vaccine is sprayed into each nostril and is free to healthy children aged two to 12. Photograph: Getty Images

General practitioners across Ireland are concerned about the low uptake of the children’s flu vaccine which is available free to all healthy children (...)

The health service could save up to €1 billion in its medicines budget over the next five years, according to the group representing the sector. Photograph: Getty

The health service could save up to €1 billion in its medicines budget over the next five years through increased use of generic and biosimilar produc(...)

The IPU said it was clear the country could not afford afford cutbacks in health service. Photograph: Getty

Hundreds of millions of euro in savings could be generated as a result of introducing reforms in the health service, pharmacists have said. The Irish(...)

 A pharmacists’ group has warned that its members may not be in a position to meet the challenge of a second wave of Covid-19 infections. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A pharmacists’ group has warned that its members may not be in a position to meet the challenge of a second wave of Covid-19 infections hitting the St(...)

 Bathers enjoy the hot weather at Seapoint in Dublin on Thursday afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Apart from the blinking roadside sign telling everybody to exercise within 5km of their homes and keep 2 metres away from others, it could be any hot (...)

Azithromycin has produced positive outcomes in some cases of Covid-19, particularly where there has been pneumonia and respiratory failure. In other cases results have been inconclusive. Photograph: Getty Images

A drug being used to successfully manage Covid-19 patients in hospitals is being withheld from patients in the community, including in nursing homes. (...)

 A  woman purchasing over-the-counter medication from a pharmacist

Pharmacists are the country’s most accessible, frontline, health professionals – available for free advice, often at a moment’s notice. And almost hal(...)

A spokeswoman for the Minister of Health said talks on a new contract with pharmacists would open next year in the same way as negotiations took place with GPs earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Rural pharmacies may have to close as a result of cuts to their fees proposed by the Department of Health, the profession has claimed,. The Irish Pha(...)

Selfies and the sharing of smartphone screens are being blamed for an increase in nits and head lice among schoolchildren. Head lice require head-to-(...)

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