White coat ceremony kicks off pharmacy career

White coat ceremony kicks off pharmacy career
Monday 27 February 2017, 3:02PM

Otago Pharmacy School's new students kicked off their first year with the traditional white coats ceremony

Pharmacists brave weather for golf day

Friday 24 February 2017, 2:23PMPharmacists brave weather for golf day
The wild Auckland weather didn't stop golf-loving pharmacists heading to the 50th Pharmaceutical Industry Golf Tournament.

Earthquake damage forces Pharmacy Council staff to vacate office

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 1:19PMEarthquake damage forces Pharmacy Council staff to vacate office
The Pharmacy Council is confident the processing of this year’s Annual Practising Certificates will proceed on time, despite staff vacating their main office due to earthquake damage.

The firefighting pharmacist

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 10:40AMThe firefighting pharmacist
Christchurch pharmacist and volunteer firefighter Daryl Sayer is proud to have played a part in fighting the fire that raged across the Port Hills last week.

South Island pharmacists plug in to patient records

Monday 20 February 2017, 3:47PMSouth Island pharmacists plug in to patient records
Nelson/Marlborough pharmacists will soon become the latest South Island pharmacists to gain access to electronically shared patient health information.

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How to get at-risk families out of “ministerial boxes”

Massey UniversityWednesday 15 February 2017, 2:16PM

Guild welcomes reclassification of oral contraceptive

Pharmacy Guild of New ZealandWednesday 15 February 2017, 2:13PM

$3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of HealthFriday 09 December 2016, 11:29AM

Heart Foundation supports sugary drinks action

Friday 09 December 2016, 10:55AM

Boost for colonoscopy services

Thursday 08 December 2016, 3:31PM

Shop Corner

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The rise of the superfood

Wednesday 01 February 2017, 4:07PMThe rise of the superfood
Superfoods - Some people think of them as mostly plant-based fodder, foraged in the wild or grown in the back garden, others can only envisage them in powdered form, added to a smoothie.

Oil be right: When to use oil or moisturiser

Wednesday 01 February 2017, 3:58PMOil be right: When to  use oil or moisturiser
Moisturiser has long been the mainstay of the cosmetic industry, but there is a new kid on the block that is threatening to unseat the king of skincare.

Ensuring customers stay sun smart

Wednesday 01 February 2017, 3:48PMEnsuring customers stay sun smart

Partnership helping female cancer patients to Look Good, Feel Better

Thursday 02 February 2017, 8:54AMPartnership helping female cancer patients to Look Good, Feel Better
The head of a cancer support charity that partnered with Green Cross Health last year says the two organisations have a “beautiful relationship”.

CPSA funding shortfall needs addressing

Thursday 02 February 2017, 8:38AMCPSA funding shortfall needs addressing
The current Community Pharmacy Services Agreement may be costing pharmacists and wholesalers $14 million more than they are paid to dispense medicines, a report looking at the true costs of the pharmacy sector supply chain shows.

A heart-stopping story about money and fate

Tuesday 08 November 2016, 10:09AMA heart-stopping story about money and fate
David Rhind shares an interesting experience that taught him a few new lessons and reminded him of some old ones


Invited bloggers dispense wisdom, stir up controversy or chat about life in pharmacy

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Mystery Script

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Confessions of a Locum

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Celebrations as Otago pharmacy students graduate

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Doctors without Borders Australia and New Zealand need pharmacists.

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Schools' News

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Te Puna Kaitaka, forms its roots at Otago

Tuesday 06 December 2016, 9:59AMTe Puna Kaitaka, forms its roots at Otago
A group of Maori pharmacy students at Otago have established Te Puna Kaitaka, the Maori Students’ Pharmacy Association Otago.

Double celebrations as twins graduate

Tuesday 06 December 2016, 9:50AMDouble celebrations as twins graduate
Madhuriksha and Muniksha Reddy have been on a journey together ever since they were born a few minutes apart 21 years ago. This month, they enter another chapter on that journey when they both graduate with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree

Interprofessional training programme has positive spin-offs

Tuesday 06 December 2016, 9:27AMInterprofessional training  programme has positive spin-offs
Pharmacist Aaron Lim enjoyed his training experience in the Tairawhiti region so much, he jumped at the chance to return there to work fulltime

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

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Pharmacy contract debates, updates and commentary - 2016

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Budget 2015 - Pharmacy sector reaction and comment

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Budget 2015 - pharmacy wish list

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

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