The Mary Early Pharmacy on Carrick-on-Suirâ€™s New Street has been renamed Haven Pharmacy Lannens as the business has joined a co-operative of independent pharmacies.
There has been a pharmacy on New Street for well over 30 year and many local families are loyal customers since it first opened.
â€œPharmacists Paddy Meade and Mary Early served the community well in their time. Iâ€™m now the custodian of that responsibility and it is one I take seriously,â€ said Haven Pharmacy Lannenâ€™s proprietor Patrick Lannen.
â€œThe time seemed right to move the pharmacy forward in an exciting and new direction. As Haven Pharmacy Lannens,I am now part of a nationwide co-operative of independent pharmacists,â€ he explained.
â€œThe benefit of being a member of a co-op is that I can get better deals from suppliers and share these savings with my customers. Being part of a large group of pharmacies gives me the resources and the most up to date clinical information and research to better serve my customers.â€
There was a launch day for Haven Pharmacy Lannens last Friday, February 14 where great deals and discounts were offered to customers. A tremendous crowd attended, despite the bad weather. Tipp FMâ€™s afternoon radio show broadcast from the pharmacy. There was face painting and balloons and well-known local personality, Paddy Finnucane, cut the ribbon.
â€œThe commitment to my customers is one of the main reasons I am part of Haven Pharmacy. I have all the advantages of a large group without losing the connection with the community I work in. Iâ€™m motivated by meeting those needs first. Those needs are evolving and to that end we are expanding our services.
â€œWe provide flu vaccination, blister packing of medicine, blood pressure and blood glucose screening with more to come. We have two consultation rooms for health screening but also for a quiet word. This is an exciting direction for the pharmacy.â€