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 (...)

Solpadeine is one of the codeine-containing products affected by the restrictions. Photograph: iStock

Overdoses caused by strong over-the-counter painkillers dropped by a third following the introduction of restrictions on their sale a decade ago. In (...)

Michael McCormack of Leighlin Pharmacy, Carlow was  found by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland to have kept inadequate records of the drugs he supplied.

A pharmacist who dispensed medication to patients not in accordance with their doctors’ prescriptions, has been found guilty of professional misconduc(...)

Michael McCormack admitted professional misconduct regarding a failure to ensure prescription drug sales were supervised by a registered pharmacist. Stock Photograph: iStock

A pharmacist has admitted that his dispensing of addictive pain killers and other prescription medications to patients was not in accordance with thei(...)

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