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‘How we made a private allergy testing service work in our pharmacy’

‘How we made a private allergy testing service work in our pharmacy’

We are the only locally owned pharmacy in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. My family has owned the pharmacy for 61 years, and all the team are local and work towards improving the health of their community.

For the last four years, we at Hughes Pharmacy have been working with a private company called Dr Acumed, which specialises in acupuncture and complementary medicine. In the last year, we have started allergy and intolerance testing, following a request from a patient who was covered in a rash neither their GP nor their dermatologist could find an answer for.

We brought in a professional therapist who was able to test for up to 1,000 allergens and discovered two different food sources that the patient was allergic to. This service is now

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