A New Improved Year?

Fintan Moore observes that while 2020 was a year to be forgotten, it also spawned advances and accelerated change It’s safe to say that most…

A Herbal Cure for hangovers

Dr Des Corrigan looks at the science behind herbal solutions for the predictable problem of January hangovers “The year began with lunch” — so begins…

Go Forth and Multiply

Fintan Moore considers work-life balance, happiness (or lack thereof) in the pharmacy, and mechanical sloth scanners There are different reasons why people choose to own…

A Workforce in Crisis

Terry Maguire reflects on the scant reasons to be cheerful arising from the statistics in the recently-published pharmacy workforce review 2019 Never aspiring to be…

a dangerous gamble

By the time you are reading this, we will be well into our second lockdown. Among others more qualified to comment on such matters, I…

Fronting Up

With a new lockdown now in place, Fintan Moore considers how ‘battle fatigue’ is setting in for a lot of people So we’re now seven…

The Game of the Name

In the world of pharmacy, there are some phenomena that have no convenient name. Inspired by Douglas Adams, Fintan Moore tries to remedy that situation…

Opium of the People

A certain drug stands out in a recent report on the medicines used and abused in Northern Ireland, writes Terry Maguire Publication of the Statistics…

Coming to you in Calibri

Ultan Molloy explores the value of innovation, in fonts and in pharmacy Colm O’Donnell from Sligo plays both flute and fiddle, and he reckons that…

A pointed question

Fintan Moore explains why he didn’t previously participate in the flu vaccination scheme and why that may now change While I think the introduction of…

Thar an gcuntar as Gaeilge

Dé Domhnaigh seo caite, léigh mé alt suimiúil bunaithe ar an nanaitheicneolaíocht agus a hacmhainneacht sa troid in aghaidh SARS-CoV-2.  An Saotharlann NEIDL in Ollscoil…