Pricewatch Praise Shocker

It was nice for once to see a benevolent mention in the consumer press than the usual negative narrative about community pharmacy The relationship between…

What We Have, We Should Hold

With Rising Costs Everywhere, Pharmacists Need To Act As A Collective To Identify What Expenditure Can Be Reduced, Writes Fintan Moore.  They say that money…

Stay Or Go?

Fintan Moore Looks At What May Have Changed In The Past Decade In The Profession And Why…

Ladies who lift

Fintan Moore puts hid reporter’s cap on and examines what attributes to become a successful career shoplifter People often worry nowadays that with the increased…

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’…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Pack Animals

FINTAN MOORE TAKES AN IMAGINARY TRIP INTO THE BOARDROOM WHERE PACKAGING DESIGNS ARE APPROVED I would like you to picture the following scene — it’s…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Retail revolution

The pandemic may present an opportunity for retailers to take the politicians to task, writes Fintan Moore The attitude of official Ireland to retailers seems…

Union dues

The Covid-19 crisis has taught us how co-operation can bring about rapid changes, writes Fintan Moore There is an old Chinese curse that says: ‘May…