Pharmacists say Harris has delayed expansion of their roles

Pharmacists say Harris has delayed expansion of their roles
Darragh O’Loughlin

There was a commitment in the Programme for Government to allow community pharmacists to prescribe more medicines directly to patients and manage their health better 'within two years'

Pharmacists have accused Minister for Health Simon Harris of failing to deliver on a longstanding government promise to expand their roles.

There was a commitment in the Programme for Government to allow community pharmacists to prescribe more medicines directly to patients and manage their health better “within two years”.

The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) said that nothing had changed in the past three-and-a-half years, except for making the morning-after pill available over the counter for...

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