A Tale of Two Pharmacists

Terry Maguire considers the potential historical significance of Pharmacist Matthew McDonald to Irish pharmacy politics. It was the best of times, it was the worst…

‘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…

‘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…

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 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…

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…

Never waste a crisis

There’s a certain type of person who takes advantage of the Covid-19 crisis, writes Terry Maguire “The good lack all conviction and the worst are…

Plague panic

Plague panic – Terry Maguire on how the media’s behaviour can exacerbate the panic associated with Covid-19

Missing link

Terry Maguire wonders if we are missing the role of cyclizine in the increasing number of opioid-related deaths He waited until I had assembled and…

Let’s talk about dying

The subject of death and dying should not be taboo and there needs to be more honesty around the topic from healthcare professionals, writes Terry…

The Rise & Rise of CBD

Terry Maguire considers the onslaught of information and claims about the supposed benefits of CBD products Over the 35 years of my career, it has…