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…

Flower Power

Terry Maguire recalls a bizarre encounter in his pharmacy involving a drug user, a large pot plant, an irate shop-owner and a deeply suspicious character…

Behave & Change

Terry Maguire assesses the pros and cons of a ‘sin tax’, the post-Brexit landscape in terms of public health, and how pharmacists can make a…

Professional Pain Management

Terry Maguire tries to balance the need for effective pain relief against the ever-growing opioid epidemic  Tim Brown’s self-effacing claim that he’s just a simple…

Walking the Walk

Terry Maguire discovers the joys of walking for mental and physical health and describes how he took the ad-hoc formation of a group of like-minded…