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# Over the Counter

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US regulator approves first rapid at-home Covid-19 antigen test
The FDA said the emergency use authorisation represented a “major milestone.”
Warning that patients may be going 'codeine shopping’ to access the addictive painkiller
Codeine addiction is at “epidemic” levels, according to a new article in the IMJ
Food intolerance testing kits should only be used with expert advice
People are being warned not to act on the results of the test without advice from a doctor or registered dietitan.
'I am nearly 60, but I still need to work': New rules could see pharmacy assistants made redundant
A pharmacy assistant is qualified to provide cover and dispense medications when a pharmacist is not on the premises.
Clermont are in no danger of losing their attacking edge
Last year’s beaten European finalists are anything but dull.
7 Solpadeine chemist stories we can all relate to
Please Mr Pharmacist.
Pharmacists want migraine medicine taken off prescription
Over half a million people in Ireland suffer with migraine headaches.
All set for Christmas, but now you're sick? What should you take to help?
Confused about over-the-counter medicines? If you’re sick what should you ask for?
Guideline-setting GP supports cannabis decriminalisation
Dr Cathal Ó Súilleabháin says decriminalisation would combat crime, make the drug safer and allow for research.
US court orders wider access for morning after pill regardless of age
The judge ruled that current restrictions requiring teens to obtain a prescription were “politically motivated” and “scientifically unjustified”.
Video: The glamour of self-service shops in 1960s Ireland
Filmmaker whose grandfather brought the Mace shops to Ireland is looking for anecdotes of the end of over-the-counter shops… and the switch to the shopping basket.
HIV home test approved by US Food and Drug Administration
The over-the-counter test has the potential to identify people who would otherwise go untested for the infection.
Regional differences in illegal drug use narrows
Report shows men more likely to consume illegal drugs as well as alcohol and tobacco than women.
Pharmacists voice concerns over rising shortages of medication
Irish Pharmacy Union conference hears that the current system of medicine distribution can leave cancer patients waiting up to two weeks for oral chemotherapy treatment.
Average age of women requesting morning after pill is 23 years - survey
Survery by the Irish Pharmacy Union says that 85 per cent of pharmacists polled have been asked for the drug since mid-February.