‘We did nothing wrong’

Terry Maguire tries to establish where the blame lies for America’s devastating opioid epidemic With focus on Covid-19, the US opioid pandemic has largely been…

Hell is other people

Fintan Moore notes the impact of negative encounters in the pharmacy, but he tries to be philosophical about it… The phrase ‘Hell is other people’…

Confidence tricksters?

The person who presents at the interview as super-confident and competent may not in fact be the right one for the job, writes Ultan Molloy…

‘Not Happy!’

Terry Maguire recalls a text message-based explosion of frustration from an exhausted pharmacy sector. But was it merited? On the evening of the first Friday…

Surprise!

Ultan Molloy tries to take the positives from having the 18-to-34 vaccination age group sprung on him What a surprise we got a few weeks…

Days of Our Lives

Fintan Moore weighs-up the pros and cons of being a pharmacist compared to a life in other professions It’s a natural thing among all people…

Vaccination Nation

Fintan Moore ponders the ‘Expression of interest’ form and the myriad of potential responses to its questions After being a bit slow to get going,…

Keeping good company

Looking after your business and the performance of your staff can bring breakthroughs in skill development and self-awareness, writes Ultan Molloy Having seen the way…

A generation lost

Covid has, as we all know, been ‘the only game in town’ over the past bizarre and challenging year. But as we also know, the…

Plan for the worst?

What could a canoe trip down the zambezi river and the high tech hub possibly have in common? Fintan Moore explains Years ago when I…

The understanding of risk

Terry Maguire shares his experiences of administering the Covid vaccine in his pharmacies Wednesday and Saturday for the past eight weeks have been vaccination days…

A Pointed argument

While pharmacists should be vaccinating for Covid-19, the strain on resources shouldn’t be underestimated, writes Fintan Moore Like many of you, I recently downloaded the…

Joining forces

Ultan Molloy considers the ongoing moves towards consolidation in the Irish pharmacy market The big news this morning, at the time of writing, is that…

State of the Union

Because of human nature, being at the head of the IPU is something akin to coaching the Irish rugby team, writes Fintan Moore It often…