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Headache, Pain, Pills, Medication - Free Image on Pixabay - 1540220. 4 commentsSign in to leave a comment. headache, pain, pills, medication, tablets, drugs, drugstore, medicine, healthcare, pharmaceutical, chemist, pharmacist, prescription, pharmacy, flu, influenza, medical, cold, health, illness, winter, sick, ill, virus, sickness, infection, disease, unwell, cough, unhealthy, symptom, sneeze, head cold, capsules, dose, antibiotic, treatment, cure, painkiller, medicament, addiction, care, aspirin , Free photos, Free Images, royalty free. 2016 PF2014 Med Products Part 1 BB. 'She knew it was life or death' - Newly-graduated pharmacist saves chef's life after nut allergy attack.

A relaxing lunch out on Saturday afternoon turned into a terrifying near-death experience for Aaron McDonald, who suffers from a severe nut allergy. As he tucked into his carvery, the 25-year-old trained chef did not realise there were traces of nuts in his food. Within seconds he went anaphylactic shock, which causes the throat to close over. He had forgotten to take his life-saving EpiPen with him and was moments from death when a newly graduated pharmacist saved his life. Diagnosed with an aggressive nut allergy in 2006, Aaron is supposed to carry an EpiPen injection - which contains a shot of adrenaline to reverse the effects of anaphylactic shock - with him at all times. He said he was terrified when he realised he had forgotten it.

"It was just frightening. "I was in Newry and I decided to go for a carvery dinner which I had many times before with no problem. "My face, throat, tongue and lips were starting to swell up to the point where my breathing was becoming extremely difficult. Quick-thinking pharmacists save four-week-old baby who had stopped breathing. In a further stroke of luck a woman using a nearby ATM machine who reacted to the young mother’s panic is a resuscitation nurse in Crumlin Children’s Hospital The drama unfolded yesterday when the infant stopped breathing in its mother’s arms in a cafe at Killiney Shopping Centre just after lunchtime.

The panicked mum ran to the nearby Murray’s pharmacy run by Pat and Louise Murray. “The mother ran in from the coffee shop with a four week old baby - not breathing. My staff laid the baby in the dispensary,” said Pat Murray. “My wife Louise is a former paediatric nurse and my technician Danielle Kells is a former Montessori teacher who is trained in paediatric CPR, and they set to work on the infant” he added. “We phoned for an ambulance and the two of them did their best while we waited. As luck would have it, or by a miracle, a woman outside at the ATM who wondered what the commotion was all about ran over and it turns out she is a senior resuscitation nurse at Crumlin hospital. 'Biggest crackdown' on rogue pharmacists. Nine pharmacists who sold drugs illegally have been banned from practice, after a BBC investigation led to the "biggest crackdown" in UK pharmaceutical history.

In 2012, undercover reporters were sold Valium and opiates without prescription at seven London pharmacies. Now those responsible have been banned for between six months and life. The BBC's evidence has been submitted to the government by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), which is calling for increased powers.

The GPhC says it has been told by the Home Office that legislative change will follow, giving it the right to use covert surveillance to investigate the sort of abuses documented during the investigation. One of the pharmacists was Chawan Shaida of Bin Seena Pharmacy, Paddington. But the chairman of the GPhC's fitness to practise hearing disagreed, saying: "He did it for personal gain. He was removed from the register of licensed pharmacists and received a police caution. Community pharmacies braced for cuts announcement. As new government ministers begin their work, one decision that is being keenly awaited is the possible sign-off to budget cuts for High Street pharmacies in England.

The Department of Health says the changes are an opportunity to bring pharmacists' skills closer to GP practices and care homes. But trade bodies fear thousands of pharmacies could close, with the supply of medicines becoming a purely logistical, automated, operation. At Kennet Pharmacy in Marlborough, Wiltshire, which has been run by the same family for 50 years, there was a steady stream of customers and patients during a typically busy weekday morning. Half the market town's 8,000 residents have signed a petition to support community pharmacies - the petition garnered more than two million signatures nationwide. 'Pretty lean' One of the pharmacists, Nick Jephson, who runs the business with his brother Tim, said: "We went into pharmacy to help people.

Giving out medicines is about trust. "There seems to be a policy mismatch. Woman charged over €4.5m pharmacy fraud. A 71-year-old woman faces 173 charges of deception and false accounting at two pharmacies in Co Cork of more than €4.5 million. Christine Crowley, of Main Street in Drimoleague appeared before the Clonakilty District Court today. The offences allegedly occurred on dates between 2004 and 2009 at two pharmacies, Crowley's Pharmacy and Kerr's Pharmacy, both in Dunmanway, Co Cork. The charges, for amounts of up to €150,000, allege she induced the HSE by deception to pay out fraudulent claims under the Drugs Payment Scheme/Long Term Illness Scheme and also allegedly falsified patients' medical records for accounting purposes.

Ms Crowley was brought under garda custody to Clonakilty District Court following her arrest. Details of the arrest, charge and caution were handed into the court by way of certificate. Garda Superintendent Ger O’Mahony told Judge James McNulty that the DPP was seeking to have Ms Crowley returned for trial. LloydsPharmacy repays €12m wrongly claimed fees. Ireland's largest pharmacy group, LloydsPharmacy has repaid the Health Service Executive €12m for dispensing fess that the company incorrectly charged, RTÉ News has learned.

The irregularities were revealed by RTÉ Investigates last year. In a further development similar HSE investigations are also ongoing into five other pharmacy chains or branches. With 94 branches nationwide, LloydsPharmacy is Ireland's leading pharmacy chain. Last year the RTÉ Investigations Unit revealed irregularities in the level of dispensing fees being claimed by the pharmacy chain from the HSE. The irregularities centred on phased dispensing fees charged by LloydsPharmacy on its weekly medication management system, MyMed, a modern equivalent of a pill box that segregates drugs into weekly packs for those on large amounts of medication. RTÉ learned that following a HSE investigation LloydsPharmacy has been found to have over-claimed in the region of €12m in dispensing fees.