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  • Reimbursement Limits on GMS/GMR/LTI/DPS

    As part of spending cuts and reviews HSE PCRS have introduced a number of reimbursement limits on high cost items and/or items with somewhat unclear daily/weekly/monthly dosages. Below is a list of some of these items based on anecdotal evidence and PCRS comment. PCRS can sometimes be sneaky when...
  • How many test strips can we dispense on DPS?

    That's an interesting question, as we don't typically dispense test strips on DPS, but rather LTI. However there are situations where you might, such as prediabetes or gestational diabetes. As this was another area where the HSE was bleeding money, they brought in reimbursement restrictions as of...
  • When to Claim the HT/GMS Non-Dispensing Fee

    Are you leaving money on the table or are you robbing the taxpayer blind? The non-dispensing fee is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the cummunity drug schemes. When it comes to claiming this fee, the pharmacies tend to act in a very bipolar way. They either always claim for it or they...
  • Useful Telephone Numbers

    Data Protection Commissioner (057) 868 4800 Department of Health - Hawkins House (01) 635 4000 HPRA (formerly IMB) (01) 676 4971 HSE PCRS (01) 864 7100 IPHA - Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (01) 660 3350 IPU - Irish Pharmacy Union (01) 493 6401 Medical Council (01) 496 5588 NMIC -...
  • Computer System Vendors

    Helix Health Ltd (01) 463 3000 McLernon Computers Ltd 1890 886 001 TouchStore (061) 225 655
  • High-Tech Medicines Suppliers List

    High-Tech medicines not listed below are available to order from either of the two main wholesalers. Contact numbers for all High-Tech suppliers are at the bottom of this article. High-Tech Hub support: 01 864 7135, 01 864 7173 or email them at pcrs.hitech@hse.ie. A   Adcirca Uniphar and United...
  • Suppliers

    Allphar (01) 468 8456 Amgen 1800 936 254 Astella 1800 255 075 & (01) 63 7314 Clissman (01) 468 8700 Eurodrug (01) 8544 810 iMed Healthcare 1800 864 864 Fleming Medical 1800 307 777 Gilead (01) 291 3580 GSK (01) 495 5000 McDowell Pharmaceuticals Tel: 1800 927 150 or 04892 669 160, Fax: 1800 927...
  • Medical Information Departments

    A  A. Menarini / Daiichi Sankyo See A. Menarini and Daiichi Sankyo A. Menarini Diagnostics Unit 405, Wharfedale Road, Winnersh, Workingham RG41 SRA, Berkshire. (0044) 1189 444 100 A. Menarini Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd. Castlecourt, Monkstown Farm, Monkstown, Co. Dublin. (01) 284 6744 A. Menarini...
  • Who Can Prescribe High-Tech Medicines?

    Despite recent guideles issued by the PSI, many pharmacist are still confused about who and when can prescribe a High-Tech medicines. In particular there is a lot of confusion around the lifelong therapy box and review dates. There's also considerable uncertainty in relation to foreign Rxs issued...
  • Data Retention Guidelines

    Copies of Prescriptions, Invoices and Records for Human Use Prescriptions or copies of prescriptions, registers and invoices must be kept for a period of 2 years. The records must be readily available for inspection as required, i.e. on the pharmacy premises. In this context, pharmacists are...