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Pharmacists say Harris has delayed expansion of 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'

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
8th September, 2019
Darragh O’Loughlin

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...

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