As you head to bed after a wild night at the office Christmas party, you pop some paracetamol to prevent that humongous morning-after hangover. Right(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union has confirmed 78,935 people were vaccinated across 762 pharmacies in the 2016/2017 flu season. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The Health Service Executive is bracing itself for a winter flu crisis, following signals that existing vaccines may be unable to cope with new strain(...)

Pharmacist Tomas Conefrey of Conefrey’s Pharmacy, Pearse St, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan.

When I was a child, my mother always spoke to the local pharmacist when we were sick before she decided whether or not to bring us to the doctor. The (...)

Just over €785,000 was paid in fees to Hickeys Pharmacy Group Limited in Dublin north central.

One pharmacy in Dublin received more than €1.3 million in fees for dispensing drugs and medicines under various State community schemes last year. Ne(...)

“Big bang” approach might be needed for health service in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Reports promising to fix the health service come along almost as often as crises in our hospitals, and get about the same amount of meaningful attenti(...)

Irish Pharmacy Union President, Daragh Connolly said addressing the drug crisis was “a balancing act”.

The Irish Pharmacy Union has added its voice to those calling for the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use. At its national conference over t(...)

The shortage of young qualified pharmacists poses a threat to the community pharmacy sector, the conference heard.

The shortage of qualified young pharmacists who wish to practise in community pharmacy is a major threat to the future of the sector, their representa(...)

Daragh Connolly, president of the Irish Pharmacy Union, says crimes against pharmacies have reached crisis levels. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Dublin pharmacist Ann Marie Horan recounts her frightening ordeal of being held up by a man wielding a knife like it happened only yesterday. “I reli(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union said crimes against pharmacy staff were ‘extremely worrying and utterly unacceptable’. Photograph: iStock

Crime against pharmacies have reached “crisis level” as a new survey shows 77 per cent have been a victim of crime, the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) say(...)

Polypharmacy is loosely defined as taking five or more prescription medicines a day. Photograph: iStock

The biggest health spend in this country is not on any particular disease but on problems caused by drugs – over or under prescribing, wrong doses an(...)

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