The risk-based approach

The Health Products Regulatory Authority has published its 2019 annual report, which shows that there were 1,018,678 dosage units of fake and other illegal medicines…

Acute awareness of risk

HIQA recently published an overview report on its monitoring of activity in public acute hospitals in Ireland between 2015 and 2019. The Authority’s Head of…

A malignant mix

Recent research by the RCSI’s School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences has shown that mixing alcohol and medication may be harming more than a quarter…

To maternity and beyond

While the benefits of folic acid in the prevention of neural tube defects is established, other evidence regarding its efficacy in other areas of health…

A good start

An overview of nasal congestion and nasal hygiene in infants and children, a common complaint that causes distress and disruption for children and their carers…

Keeping mind and body healthy

There is increasing focus on the benefits of ginkgo biloba, an ancient remedy with potential for modern applications in a number of conditions, including age-related…

Home truths

Recent research shows that job security, work-life balance and poor sleep are concerns for people working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic Mental Health…

Towards eradicating HCV

In advance of World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, Prof Aiden McCormick, HSE National Clinical Lead for the National Hepatitis C Treatment Programme, and colleagues*…

Learning for life

Two final-year pharmacy students and a senior preceptor in the APPEL programme offer their insights into how Covid-19 has affected their experiential placements The first…