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  • PSI Announces 2017 Council Election Results

    In accordance with PSI (Council) Rules 2008 and 2015, the Returning Officer Niall Byrne, PSI Registrar, has declared the following five pharmacists as elected for the purposes of Section 10(3)(f) of the Pharmacy Act 2007, for appointment by the Minister for Health to the PSI Council: Nicola...
  • Where to Source Folic Acid 5mg From

    Conmel who are the only supplier of 5mg folic acid tablets in the Irish market have had a production issue and will be out of stock of Folic Acid 5mg until the end of May 2017. In the meantime you can source it from McDowells (1000 for €8) and Medisource (28 for €3) according to unconfirmed reports...
  • PSI Launches Corporate Strategy Consultation 2018-2020

    As the current Corporate Strategy for 2013-2017 is coming to an end, the PSI are now seeking feedback on their draft Corporate Strategy for 2018–2020.   As a public body, the PSI has an obligation to set out their strategy and its intended outcomes, and provide an opportunity for all those who...
  • PSI Council Elections Deadline is 19th April 2017

    The pharmacist seats held currently on the Council by Nicola Cantwell, Richard Collis, Ann Frankish, Edward MacManus and Caroline McGrath are up for election. Their terms of office will end on 17 June 2017. By now you should have all received your ballot papers and have hopefully picked your...
  • Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2017

    Significant changes to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations have been proposed to be made by the Department of Health. The PSI have summarised these changes here. Let us know your thoughts on the proposed changes in the comments below or in our Forums.
  • A complaint involving the incorrect supply of the high tech medicine Enbrel® Injection to a minor

    The PSI's Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) recently heard a case in which a minor was supplied with twice the prescribed dose of their medicine Enbrel® (etanercept) solution for injection, over the course of approximately one year. The pharmacist had dispensed the medicine in error from the...
  • FREE 'STEP into Conflict' Video Training LINK - Available FREE until 12th April

    It is no secret that 'engagement' has become a household term. Whether you are talking about your customers, your employees, your children or yourself, it is undeniable that we are at a time when it pays dividends to understand what’s common amongst human beings.  Engagement helps us to focus on...
  • IIOP - CPD Examples in Practice

    IIOP are providing free examples of CPD cycles on their website. In this edition, they speak to pharmacist Fearghal O'Nia, supervising pharmacist at Dargan's Pharmacy in Dublin about his experiences of using the IIOP courses. This is a really good example for supervising pharmacists focusing on...
  • URGENT: Patient Level Recall of One Batch of Epipen 300mcg Pre-filled Pens

    Dear Pharmacist, Please see attached communications, regarding a patient level recall of one batch of Epipen 300mcg, batch 5FA665G. Please carefully follow the instructions to recall affected packs of this batch currently in your pharmacy as well as affected packs dispensed to patients. The date of...
  • IIOP is Looking for Pharmacists to Participate in the IIOP ePortfolio Reviews

    The IIOP is currently seeking expressions of interest from registered pharmacists who would like to be considered for involvement in the ongoing development and delivery of the IIOP ePortfolio Review. About ePortfolio Review   The CPD legislation requires that pharmacists who are three or more...