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Some medicines may not require a prescription soon

Oct 3, 2023 10:34 By Shannonside News
Some medicines may not require a prescription soon
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It's understood if passed, people will be able to get the contraceptive pill without a doctor's script.

Certain medicines which currently require a doctor's prescription may soon be available over the counter.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly is bringing a memo to cabinet this morning, which also aims to address medicine shortages.

It's understood if passed, people will be able to get the contraceptive pill without a doctor's script.

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Kathy Maher from the Irish Pharmacy Union says once enacted, they will also be able to substitute medicines prescribed by doctors in the event of a shortage.

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