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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

17th April, 2016
Darragh O’Loughlin, secretary general of the Irish Pharmacy Union Pic:

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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