Pharmacists in breach after dispensing ten times prescribed amount to child

Pharmacists in breach after dispensing ten times prescribed amount to child
Monday 26 September 2016, 2:52PM

Two pharmacists told to apologise after dispensing wrong dose

Flooding delays Coromandel medicine supplies

Monday 26 September 2016, 11:28AMFlooding delays Coromandel medicine supplies
Road closures are causing a logistics headache for pharmacies on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, which was battered by heavy rain this weekend

Charges laid over claims Nurofen packaging was misleading

Monday 26 September 2016, 10:38AMCharges laid over claims Nurofen packaging was misleading
Charges have been laid with the distributor of Nurofen over allegedly misleading the public with its packaging.

World Pharmacist Day celebrated everywhere except NZ

Friday 23 September 2016, 2:48PMWorld Pharmacist Day celebrated everywhere except NZ
This Sunday is World Pharmacists Day and will be celebrated all around the world, except in New Zealand.

Flu administrations on the rise in pharmacies

Friday 23 September 2016, 11:57AMFlu administrations on the rise in pharmacies
An increasing number of New Zealanders are getting immunised against the flu, partly as a result of pharmacists being able to administer the vaccination.

Media Releases

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New funding for rural mental health support

Ministry of HealthFriday 17 June 2016, 12:18PM

Guild welcomes new President and Vice President

Pharmacy GuildWednesday 15 June 2016, 10:29AM

Measles outbreak highlights importance of immunisation

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Minister of HealthMonday 30 May 2016, 4:54PM

Shop Corner

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Get to know your customers to earn their loyalty

Tuesday 06 September 2016, 9:18AMGet to know your customers to earn their loyalty
Forget bribing your customers with rewards, getting to know them on a personal level is key to having loyal customers, according to a pharmacist at a busy Auckland pharmacy.

How to incentivise your staff to sell more

Friday 02 September 2016, 4:12PMHow to incentivise your staff to sell more
Now that pharmacists are feeling the crunch of ever-squeezed drug margins, many are increasingly relying on the retail side of their businesses to ensure financial viability.

Get geared up for the Christmas rush

Friday 02 September 2016, 4:07PMGet geared up for the Christmas rush
It may still seem a while away but, in retail terms, Christmas is just around the corner and plans to capitalise on the busiest time of year for pharmacies should already be well under way.

Lotto a good venture for pharmacies

Monday 05 September 2016, 3:40PMLotto a good venture for pharmacies
A pharmacy in Hastings known as the “luckiest Lotto shop” is not only good for the punters, it’s also a good source of revenue for the business.

Extra services equal extra cash

Wednesday 03 August 2016, 8:57AMExtra services equal extra cash
Pharmacists are being encouraged to offer more services and use more of their skills, but whether this brings extra money is debatable.

Online presence important for modern pharmacies

Monday 01 August 2016, 9:22AMOnline presence important for modern pharmacies
Twenty years ago, no one had heard of Google, Facebook or Twitter, today they are parts of the modern vocabulary.


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Family effort to fundraise for cricketing son

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Schools' News

News from New Zealand's pharmacy schools

Lecturer awarded teaching award for innovation

Tuesday 06 September 2016, 10:24AMLecturer awarded teaching award for innovation
At the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland, the Butland Award for Innovation in Teaching recognises and rewards innovation displayed by teaching staff.

Pharmacy business competition

Tuesday 06 September 2016, 10:33AMPharmacy business competition
The Auckland School of Pharmacy team has made it through to the semi-finals of the 2016 Australia and New Zealand Pharmacy Student Business Plan Competition

Worthy winner

Tuesday 06 September 2016, 10:30AMWorthy winner
Angelene van der Westhuisen was the recipient of the Dennis Pickup Clinical teaching award

Latest Reports

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New Zealand Health Strategy

Ministry of HealthFriday 16 September 2016, 9:09AM

Pharmaceutical Efficiencies Taskforce Communication - August 2016

Efficiencies Taskforce Friday 16 September 2016, 8:56AM

Pharmacy Action Plan

Ministry of HealthFriday 16 September 2016, 8:35AM

Extra Coverage

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Budget 2016

Jonathan Chilton-TowleWednesday 11 May 2016, 9:19AM

Pharmacy contract debates, updates and commentary - 2016

Michelle Norton Wednesday 06 April 2016, 8:52AM

Budget 2015 - Pharmacy sector reaction and comment

Jodi YeatsThursday 21 May 2015, 1:04PM

Budget 2015 - pharmacy wish list

Denise PiperTuesday 05 May 2015, 1:31PM

News, views and debates on the Community Pharmacy Services Agreement - 2015

Michelle Norton and Denise Piper Monday 23 March 2015, 11:37AM

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