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World Blood Donor Day

Today is World Blood Donor Day and there’s no better time to start giving blood.  Demand exceeds supply and blood services face the challenge of making sufficient blood available, while also ensuring its quality and safety.  An adequate supply can only be assured through regular donations by voluntary, unpaid blood donors. For more information on […]

Men’s Health Week 2016

Men’s Health Week starts today and runs through to Father’s Day, Sunday 19th June.  Celebrated in most European countries, as well as in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and a number of other places worldwide.  The overall aims are to: Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages. Support men and boys to […]

June is the Great Outdoors Month

It’s time to get out and enjoy the world around you.  There is so much the great outdoors has to offer, especially with the wonderful weather we’re having lately.  It’s also a great opportunity to encourage children in the importance of outside play and how getting out and about, can be part of a healthy […]

New drug for melanoma sufferers

The HSE is expected to make a new cancer drug available free to patients with melanoma.  Pembrolizumab should be included in the State drugs scheme for the treatment of melanoma, the HSE drugs group has recommended.  The decision comes three months after the drug was approved on cost effectiveness grounds by the National Centre for […]

Celebrate Father’s Day with PharmaPOS

Father’s Day is fast approaching and it’s a great time to promote your male grooming products with PharmaPOS.  We’ve now added more templates to our Father’s Day range and this year we’re celebrating Euro 2016. Let your customers see your special offers with these attractive and eye-catching signs. If you haven’t already signed up to […]

Hay Fever

As many of your know Hay Fever is an allergy caused by pollen or dust in which the mucous membranes of the eyes and nose are inflamed, causing running at the nose and watery eyes.  At this time of year, there are many sufferers.  There are also a lot of products designed to help.  Ask […]

World No Tobacco Day is 31 May 2016

Research shows that 70% of smokers want to quit – so you’re not alone. Quitting smoking can be difficult.  It’s also a different experience for every smoker: some people succeed on the first try; others try many times before they quit for good.  If you’re thinking about quitting ask your pharmacist for help and advice today.

Sunday 29th May is World Digestive Health Day

WDHD is aimed at raising public awareness of prevention and treatment of common digestive disorders.  In past years, WDHD focused on proper nutrition, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, enteric infections, common GI symptoms, liver cancer, gut microbes etc. and there are many issues still to cover. If you have any concerns about your health, ask your […]

WHO Health Assembly 2016

25 MAY 2016 | GENEVA – WHO Member States today agreed to one of the most profound transformations in the Organization’s history, establishing a new Health Emergencies Programme.  The programme adds operational capabilities for outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies to complement its traditional technical and normative roles.

Today is World MS Day

Events and campaigns have taken place throughout May, bringing the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.  In 2009, the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) and members initiated the first World MS Day.  They have reached hundreds of thousands of people around the world, with a […]

Irish Pharmacy Awards 2016

Congratulations to Meagher’s Pharmacy who won 2 awards – OTC Retailer of the Year and Business Development.  Congratulations also to Milltown totalhealth Pharmacy who won the RB Nurofen for Children Baby Health Award.  Other winners on the evening were James O’Sullivan, Padraig McGuinness, McCartan’s Pharmacy and O’Donoghue’s Pharmacy to name but a few.  Well done to all.

Supporting Green Ribbon

More than 500,000 green ribbons will be distributed nationwide free of charge to spark a national conversation about mental health in boardrooms, break-rooms, chat rooms, clubhouses, arts venues, college campuses and around kitchen tables throughout Ireland.  Our aim is to make the month of May every year synonymous with promoting open conversation of mental health […]

Are You Ready for the Months Ahead?

What is PharmaPOS? PharmaPOS is a simple to use web tool, designed for the creation of professional retail signage in your pharmacy and can help you influence impulse buying. Why use PharmaPOS? Today, more than ever, your customers are looking for value. Every day in supermarkets they are exposed to a myriad of promotions, pricing […]

World Hypertension Day

Hypertension is the medical term used for high blood pressure and is a major cause of stroke and heart attack.  If you have been diagnosed with hypertension, together with your family doctor and a healthy lifestyle, you can keep your blood pressure at a healthy level and reduce your risk of having a stroke or heart […]

Pharmacists Concerned

Pharmacists have expressed concern over plans by a GP organisation for doctors to dispense medicines directly to patients. However, the Department of Health says there is no impediment to GPs dispensing medicines, provided they are properly registered and adhere to ethical guidelines.  Read on: