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  • Nominations for PSI Council 2017 Deadline Aproaches

    Council Appointments 2017 PSI Email Dear Pharmacist, A reminder that 12 noon on Wednesday, 22 March is the deadline to submit nominations to fill the five pharmacist vacancies arising on the PSI Council this June. Registered pharmacists may submit their nomination to the Registrar of the PSI by...
  • PSI update re: Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2017

    Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2017 Significant changes to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations are proposed to be made by the Department of Health in the coming weeks. These changes are summarised below for ease of reference for pharmacists. The full legislation will be available at www.irishstatutebook....
  • Reduced Rx Levy Effective Immediatelly

    Effective from 1st March 2017, the prescription levy for over 70s and their dependents is being reduced from €2.50 to €2.00, with the monthly cap coming down to €20 from €25. This overnight change has caught everyone off guard, including the PCRS. While you can check the individual cards via the...
  • PCRS Delisting Alert re: PDE5 Inhibitors

    DELISTING ALERT Notice of a Decision under Section 18 – 19 and Section 21 of the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013 With effect from 1st April 2017 and in accordance with Section 18 – 19 and Section 21 of The Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013 the HSE will...
  • 4 Front Webinar - Health & Wellness Coaching - Fri, 3rd March

    Have you heard of Health & Wellness Coaching or Medical Coaching, but not quite sure what they are?   Or perhaps you are already a health and wellness coaching practitioner or trainer.   Either way, now is your perfect chance to inform the conversation and get informed! The International...
  • PharmaConex Launches Free '3rd Thursday' Training Days

    PharmaConex is growing its Continual Professional Development portfolio. They have partnered with key suppliers and industry experts to bring you ‘3rd Thursday’ Training Days’, FREE of charge. The first session takes place on Thursday, 16th March 2017 Sessions will run once a month from 9.30 to 5pm...
  • IPU Launch Pharmacy Link Locum Service

    IPU have just launched their new locum service called IPU Pharmact Link. You can login with your IPU email address and password that was sent to you last week to create a locum profile and search for locum jobs. If you have lost your details you can email roisin.molloy@ipu.ie or info@ipu.ie or call...
  • URGENT - Patient Level Recall of Seven Batches of Viridal Duo

    Please see attached recall letters and fax-back form, relating to a patient level recall of seven batches of Viridal Duo, PA 891/15/1 and PA 891/15/3. The batches include authorised product and exempt supply. Please also see attached Dear Doctor letter. Pharmacies which have received affected...
  • Pharmacy mistakes - CBC Investigates

    Here's a very interesting report from Canada's CBC TV programme, showing that we seem to be facing very similar challenges in Ireland as our North American colleagues do in Canada.  
  • PSI - Learning from Fitness to Practise Inquiries (Enbrel)

    We all received the PSI newsletter this morning and with it a shocking case of poor professional practice. The Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) heard a complaint in which a patient had been supplied with the High Tech medicine Enbrel® (etanercept) 50mg solution for injection, without a valid...