It’s not in my nature to be too negative. But here is a post that I made on my main web site
It now looks like the cuts announced for the 1st March are going ahead. It has never been my style to be a quitter. Nether has it ever been my intention to leave my patients and customers without service. I shall endeavour to keep going as long as possible. However the fact remains that from 1st March I will be dispensing at a loss. How long I can keep going will ultimately be decided by my bankers who will no doubt take a hard nosed business decision about when to pull the plug. I have instructed my solicitor to issue proceeding against the HSE if they fail to pay the correct amount under the terms of my contract. However at this stage it looks as if the HSE will refuse to pay and then abuse the legal system by appealing to the Supreme Court and try to use this to bully pharmacists into submission. My family and myself have put in too much of our time, effort, money and even our home to take this lying down. I will fight until the bitter end. Even at this stage it is not too late for you to ring your TD’s and put pressure on them to stop this madness. Pharmacists are not asking for much. Just the the HSE sit down with our representatives, the IPU and engage in meaningful negotiations.