Boots Ireland cuts cost of prescription drugs

first_img Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – May 29, 2012 Boots Ireland cuts cost of prescription drugs Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Google+center_img Twitter Boots Ireland is to offer its customers lower priced prescriptions from this Friday.The pharmacy chain is announcing this morning that it will dramatically reduce the cost of the majority of prescription medicines, by an average of 25 percent.According to Boots, the cost of medication for an asthmatic can be more than 94 euros per month – under the new pricing system that would be reduced to 70 euros.Boots says it’s the first pharmacy retailer in Ireland to embark on such a round of cuts, in an attempt make prescriptions more affordable. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleStrabane teenager missing in flooded quarryNext articleThe Donegal Road Safety Group honoured News Highland Newsx Adverts 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Italians in China caught between two epidemics

first_imgTopics : Trip cancelled Marco, a Beijing resident working in the theatre industry, has not left China since the start of the outbreak and cancelled a planned trip home to Italy in March, his first in over two years.He said he did not want to “create panic” arriving from China in his Tuscan hometown of only 16,000 people with his wife, who is Chinese.”People are not always so good at rationalizing things,” he told AFP, adding that he did not want his family to endure any negative reaction from other residents of his hometown.Before Italy confirmed its first cases of the virus, Chinese communities in the country said they faced racist behavior.Chinese tourists were spat at in Venice, a family in Turin was accused of carrying the disease, and mothers in Milan used social media to call for Italian children to be kept away from Chinese classmates.”I am worried more for my family actually,” Marco said, “and about the poor sense of community that my country is having lately.” “They are freaking out, because it’s something they’re not used to,” Platto said of people in her home city of Brescia in the northern region of Lombardy, where most of Italy’s infections have been detected. “What I’m saying to everybody is don’t panic, because panic is worse than a virus.” Surveillance Platto’s Chinese neighbors in Wuhan were touched by her decision to stay in the city, where the virus was first detected in December and has been cut off from the world with no air transport since January 23.They brought her a “big bag of spaghetti” and a note that said “Sara, be strong” after learning that she was from Italy.But as the number of infections in China falls while overseas outbreaks continue to grow, Chinese authorities have stepped up surveillance of foreigners for fear of imported cases.Beijing on Wednesday ordered all international arrivals to the city to go into 14-day quarantine, while airline passengers from Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan are being handled separately from other travellers.In one central Beijing district, neighborhood volunteers and police repeatedly demanded information from Italians specifically, including making unannounced house calls, even for people who had not left China recently.Francesco Abbonizio, a youth football coach in the capital, spent the first two weeks of his time on a recent trip to Italy avoiding social contact — and now has to quarantine himself again after returning to China on Wednesday.”Someone in my family was very scared of the virus and refused to meet me even after the two weeks,” he said.”Right now all of them are locked down in their house.”center_img She has spent more than 50 days cooped up at home, taking turns with her son to use one computer for online classes and work.Italians enduring China’s health crisis and draconian measures that have left them effectively housebound for weeks now find themselves watching similar scenes unfold at home.Italy — where the virus has killed more than 1,000 people in just over two weeks, making it the hardest-hit country outside China where over 3,100 have died — has imposed a lockdown unprecedented in Western Europe.All stores except for pharmacies and food shops have been closed and residents are to stay at home except to travel to work, shop for provisions, or seek medical help. Sara Platto’s mother in Italy called her “crazy” for staying in Wuhan even as the virus-hit city was quarantined in January. Now she’s offering advice to people back home on how to cope.Platto, who lives with her 12-year-old son at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, rejected four offers of evacuation from the Italian government after refusing to abandon her two cats and deciding it was safe enough to stay in China.”It’s not Ebola,” Platto, who works at Jiangnan University, told AFP.last_img read more

Mourinho targets third Europa League title with Spurs next season

first_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Here Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has set his sights on winning next season’s Europa League if his side can qualify – even though he admits it is “not a competition I am in love with”. Spurs took a big step towards reaching the second-tier European competition with a 2-1 win against Arsenal on Sunday thanks to Toby Alderweireld’s late goal. Mourinho has already won the Europa League with Manchester United and with Porto – in its earlier guise as the UEFA Cup – and wants his side to allow him a crack at a third. “I would love to play Europa League,” said the Spurs boss, whose side are eighth in the Premier League table. “If you ask (six-time Formula One world champion) Lewis Hamilton if he wants to win Formula Two, I don’t think it will be a great deal for him, but it is a competition and I prefer to play Europa League than to not play.” While the victory helped Spurs’ European ambitions, it dealt a major blow to Arsenal’s. Boss Mikel Arteta has vowed to keep on fighting until all hope has gone. His side were in front through Alexandre Lacazette’s first-half screamer before a defensive howler allowed Son Heung-min to equalise, with Alderweireld then left unmarked at a late corner. Read Also: La Liga: Real Madrid on the verge of title with Granada win “Points-wise it is a massive blow because we know the results this weekend, but we will keep trying until we have no hope,” he said. “This is who we are. We are fighting in two different ways, one in the league and one in the FA Cup. Will we do our best and try and finish as strong as possible.”center_img Seventh place could be enough to secure qualification, depending on results in the FA Cup. “It is not a competition I am in love with, it is not a competition that I like very, very much to play, but when you cannot play the Champions League, you play the Europa League,” added Mourinho. “In my career I have only played the Europa League twice and I have won it twice. It would not be bad to play a third time and win it a third time. We have to fight until the end to finish in a Europa League place. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more