Veterinary medicine graduates can expect to work in mixed, small animal, farm animal or equine practice. Photograph: Getty

UCD: VETERINARY MEDICINE CAO Code: DN300 In this five-year course – the only one in Ireland – students learn about animal welfare; how to care for he(...)

Is it ethical for pharmacies to sell unproven products, given the important role they play in the country’s medical system? Photograph: iStock

The pharmacy, as we know it, has changed beyond recognition in recent years. Twenty years ago, glucose sticks were about as exotic as it got in terms (...)

The pharmacist said he had “developed significant issues arising from mental health and, as a consequence, have now developed an addiction to alcohol and medication”. Photograph: Getty

A superintendent pharmacist has been suspended from practising by the High Court on grounds of a risk to public health and safety. The suspension app(...)

Pharmapod founder and chief executive Leonora O’Brien

Pharmapod, an Irish software company that has developed a cloud-based platform to reduce medication errors for patients, is near to closing a €3.5 mil(...)

Munster prop James Cronin: Sport Ireland, although not happy with the leniency of the suspension, decided against an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Sport Ireland and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) could potentially result in the reopenin(...)

‘People underestimate the number of roles that pharmacists have.’ Photograph: iStock
Why study pharmacy?

We’re all waiting for the pharmaceutical industry to deal with coronavirus. Until they develop treatments and a vaccine, people will keep getting sick(...)

Patients will no longer have to present a paper script to their pharmacist to get a prescription

The Government today moved to ease pressure on patients, doctors and pharmacists through facilitating electronic transfer of prescriptions and extendi(...)

 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(...)

The Medical Council said that inappropriate prescribing is ‘having a significant impact on patient safety and wellbeing’. File photograph: Getty

The Medical Council has warned doctors to reduce prescribing of benzodiazepines, Z-drugs and Pregabalin or face potential disciplinary investigation. (...)

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, said in order to have a retail pharmacy business open it is a statutory requirement to have a pharmacist at the premises

A pharmacist found guilty of professional misconduct over allowing prescription and other medications to be supplied from his premises when there was (...)

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