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    7 Austerity budgets in Ireland: affecting healthcare and quality healthcare outcomes i.e. pharma resources!

    Stocks of antibiotic Augmentin could run out ?within months?

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    STOCKS OF ONE of the most widely prescribed antibiotics in primary care may soon run out and be unavailable in Ireland until late next year.

    The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) says that it is ?serious concerned? by impending shortages of Augmentin and the potential effect it could have on patient care.

    The GlaxoSmithKline manufactured antibiotic is used in adults and children to treat a raft of different infections including severe ear, nose and throat infections like bronchitis and pneumonia.

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    http://t.news.ie.msn.com/business/st...ths%e2%80%99-1

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    Medicines Shortages 01 October 2013
    http://ipu.ie/images/AoifeG/Medicine...tages_1013.pdf

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    Re: 7 Austerity budgets in Ireland: affecting healthcare and quality healthcare outcomes

    What’s to become of the very sick who can’t afford insurance cover and who don’t qualify for medical cards? Does anyone – including Reilly – know?

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    Two years later health strategy is all over the place. Tens of thousands of families have been priced out of health insurance completely, creating a crisis for the four insurers. The forced exodus from private cover will have accelerated in recent days as Michael Noonan cut tax reliefs on premiums.

    Simultaneously the government wants to take up to 150,000 medical cards from the elderly and from people who hold them due to a lack of “probity”. To add to the confusion it will be printing thousands of brand new GP cards for the under-sixes, including the children of the super-rich.

    What’s to become of the very sick in the squeezed middle who can’t afford cover and who don’t qualify for cards? Does anyone know?.....


    Damien Kiberd: Health is not just Angola, it’s the original Heart of Darkness
    http://t.news.ie.msn.com/ireland/dam...rt-of-darkness

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