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Covid19 mortality rate – pharmacy can help

The time has come for governments to offer a robust Covid19 exit strategy. Thankfully life this Summer 2020 is slowly returning to a new normal. However, Covid19 is still out there and is likely to remain for some time to … Continue reading

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Additional Coronavirus advice – nutrition matters

COVID-19 also known as the coronavirus is making headlines every minute. The implications of this epidemic to both our individual health and fabric of society are concerning.

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How to avoid fat-shaming & tackle rising obesity levels

As far as how to avoid fat-shaming goes, Pharmacy has, for many years, demonstrated the ability to tackle the rising levels of obesity in Ireland whilst maintaining a sympathetic and non-judgemental approach. This seems at odds with reports in The … Continue reading

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DNP diet pill deaths – Important pharmacy news

DNP diet pill deaths have made for some important pharmacy news as explained through a Feature Article in the UK “ PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL” June 2019 (VOL 302 NO 7926), titled:   DNP: The dangerous diet pill pharmacists should know about … Continue reading

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Pharmacy’s clinical expertise can help pressured services

Pharmacies across Ireland have an opportunity to utilise their clinical skills to great effect according to the Independent.ie: “Pharmacies ‘ready, willing and able’ to play bigger role in healthcare” This is music to our ears, since Howard Foundation Research (HFR) … Continue reading

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Who is tackling the spiralling levels of obesity in Ireland?

Obesity in Ireland is costly in many ways. The Ireland Central Statistics Office (CSO) released, in January 2019, their Press Statement Ireland’s Facts and Figures 2018 which shows: “The share of people who were overweight or obese was 62% in … Continue reading

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Save the Ireland healthcare service? Pharmacy can.

The Ireland healthcare service is in turmoil. It seems there isn’t a day that goes by without headlines reporting on a failing Ireland healthcare service. Recruitment issues and limited bed capacity in secondary care are once again taking the brunt … Continue reading

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Best way to lose weight. Most advice is Fake News

The best way to lose significant weight is by very low calorie diets (VLCDs). VLCDs have made many important contributions to the field of medicine through the prevention and treatment of obesity. They have repeatedly been shown to be as … Continue reading

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National obesity programme document

Department of Health policy on tackling obesity The Department of Health has published this national obesity programme document outlining their strategy for tackling the rise in obesity levels in Ireland. This is an opportunity that shouldn’t be wasted by the … Continue reading

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