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Case against pharmacist who refused EpiPen struck out

A charge of poor professional performance against a pharmacist who refused to dispense an EpiPen to the mother of a teenager who later died of anaphylactic shock has been struck out. The fitness to practise committee of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland has acceded to a request by lawyers for pharmacist David Murphy that he … Continue reading Case against pharmacist who refused EpiPen struck out

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Pfizer seals $160bn Allergan deal

Drugs giant Pfizer has sealed a deal to buy Botox-maker Allergan for $160bn (£106bn) in what is the biggest pharmaceuticals deal in history.
The takeover could allow Pfizer to escape relatively high US corporate tax rates by moving its headquarters to Allergan’s Dublin base.

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Smoking ban has led to better health of general population

March marked the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the workplace smoking ban in Ireland. Since 29th March 2004, smoking is prohibited in most enclosed workplaces under the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002. The workplace ban had a significant impact internationally, with several countries, including the UK, following Ireland’s example. Research in Ireland by the … Continue reading Smoking ban has led to better health of general population

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