Blackmores take out NZSMI supreme Awards

Blackmores take out NZSMI supreme Awards
Friday 21 October 2016, 12:58PM

Blackmores NZ marketers Maria Johnston and Kylie Jillings have been recognised for an innovative marketing campaign promoting vitamins and supplements.

Smokers kick the habit in Stoptober

Friday 21 October 2016, 11:27AMSmokers kick the habit in Stoptober
Thousands of New Zealanders have stopped smoking in October, but one pharmacist hasn't seen an increase in customers seeking help so far.

Exciting future for OTC medications

Thursday 20 October 2016, 4:00PMExciting future for OTC medications
Improved relationships with health professionals, technological advances and engagement with legislators are key to the over-the-counter medications industry's future, according NZSMI executive director Scott Milne.

Hospital pharmacists helping out in wards during strike

Wednesday 19 October 2016, 3:27PMHospital pharmacists helping out in wards during strike
Hospital pharmacists do not appear to be overly affected by the ongoing junior doctors’ strike, although some are providing support in wards.

Suicide prevention needs ‘speed not haste’, Coleman

Wednesday 19 October 2016, 2:30PMSuicide prevention needs ‘speed not haste’, Coleman
Health minister Jonathan Coleman admitted forming strategies to prevent suicides is a work in progress during a live chat hosted by Stuff today.

Media Releases

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Nurses to upskill in advanced liver disease

Wednesday 19 October 2016, 12:38PM

Emergency calls show mental health system overwhelmed

People's Mental Health ReviewWednesday 19 October 2016, 9:34AM

Cancer support site to go online soon

Head and Neck NetworkWednesday 19 October 2016, 9:30AM

Clever Kiwi Creation Combating Diabetes Confusion

Medicine XTuesday 18 October 2016, 10:19AM

Desperate Kiwis join campaign calling for more medicines

Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition Thursday 13 October 2016, 10:26AM

Shop Corner

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Retail superstars share the secret of their success

Tuesday 04 October 2016, 10:20AMRetail superstars share the secret of their success
Having the right people with a can-do attitude is crucial to achieving good sales results, a Retail Superstar winner says

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.

The best businesses value their staff

Thursday 13 October 2016, 8:39AMThe best businesses value their staff
Creating a business with staff who like their job and want to stay is in the hands of the leader, says Paul Ardin, national manager of Ask Your Team.

Confidence in sales key to pharmacy

Thursday 13 October 2016, 8:32AMConfidence in sales key to pharmacy
Are pharmacists the greatest salespeople in the world?

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.


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

Alex Mintoft-Jones

The benefits of speaking Te Reo in healthcare

By Alex Mintoft-Jones Thursday 13 October 2016, 8:50AM Comments 0
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Thoughts on Stoptober

By Des Bailey Monday 10 October 2016, 10:33AM Comments 0
Aden Holmes

Pharmacy students enjoy end of year ball

By Aden Holmes Wednesday 21 September 2016, 4:18PM Comments 0
Des Bailey

Pharmacy Mastermind

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Family effort to fundraise for cricketing son

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Steffan Crausaz, PHARMAC Chief Executive, would like to take the time to wish pharmacists from all over New Zealand Happy World Pharmacists Day for Sunday 25 September


Schools' News

News from New Zealand's pharmacy schools

Exciting era of ­pharmacy beginning to ‘walk the talk

Thursday 13 October 2016, 8:45AMExciting era of ­pharmacy beginning to ‘walk the talk
St John’s in Newfoundland, Canada, is a long way away from Dunedin, but when it comes to pharmacy, it’s a small world.

Pharmacist returns to the classroom as a PhD student

Thursday 13 October 2016, 8:48AMPharmacist returns to the classroom as a PhD student
Growing up, Amber Young was interested in science, health and helping people, attributes that remain with her today as she juggles roles as a PhD candidate, research assistant and clinical editor of the New Zealand Formulary.

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

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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