Pharmacies 'less optimistic than three months ago'
on 27/01/2013 17:08:03
That's according to the Irish Pharmacy Union, who say just under half believe that the overall environment for their business is getting worse.
There has been a sharp increase in the number of pharmacies expecting to suffer a fall in sales over the next three months.
The Union has urged the Government to deal with state-influenced costs, such as rates and energy charges, saying many pharmacies are drawing closer to closure this month.