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Pharmacists lash out at drug prices ‘publicity stunts’

Union chief slams Ireland’s high spend on medicines

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
17th April, 2016
Darragh O’Loughlin, secretary general of the Irish Pharmacy Union Pic: RollingNews.ie

The head of the Irish Pharmacy Union has lashed out at coverage of Ireland’s medicine prices.

In a memorandum to pharmacists, Darragh O’Loughlin, secretary general of the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), said calls for cuts to the fees paid to pharmacists were “self-serving publicity stunts”.

Before the election, Shane Sullivan, who runs Healthwave pharmacy in Dundrum, south Dublin, said the fees being paid by the HSE to pharmacists were...

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