St John's wort warning after Australian side effects study

St John's wort warning after Australian side effects study
Thursday 02 July 2015, 9:43AM

A popular herbal medicine used in the treatment of depression has been found to cause the same adverse reactions as prescription antidepressants

Pharmacies ready for free prescriptions for under-13s

Wednesday 01 July 2015, 2:05PMPharmacies ready for free prescriptions for under-13s
Parents might get a pleasant surprise if they take their children to the doctor from today (1 July), with the introduction of free GP visits and prescriptions for under-13

Southern Cross backs pharmacies charging extra for scripts

Tuesday 30 June 2015, 4:30PMSouthern Cross backs pharmacies charging extra for scripts
The Pharmacy Guild is claiming victory in the battle over on-charging patients for drug margin losses, with backing from New Zealand’s biggest health insurer

Ministry of Health prepares to present health strategy to minister

Tuesday 30 June 2015, 4:28PMMinistry of Health prepares to present health strategy to minister
The Ministry of Health expects to present its draft of the New Zealand Health Strategy to the health minister by early next week

St John presents award to society at symposium

Monday 29 June 2015, 1:00PMSt John presents award to society at symposium
St John Ambulance presented the Pharmaceutical Society with an award in recognition of its first-aid training
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Newborn hearing screening strengthened

Health Minister Jonathan ColemanThursday 02 July 2015, 11:27AM

$900,000 in grants kick starts Trust dedicated to New Zealand-based Multiple Sclerosis research

New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research TrustThursday 02 July 2015, 11:24AM

How hot is your bedroom?

Sleep DropsThursday 02 July 2015, 10:28AM

Life begins at 40 – or does it?

CIGNAThursday 02 July 2015, 10:19AM

Half-Year Drownings up Thirty Percent

Water Safety New ZealandThursday 02 July 2015, 10:06AM
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Engagement essential to helping smokers kick the habit

Tuesday 30 June 2015, 3:33PMEngagement essential to helping smokers kick the habit
Amcal All Seasons Pharmacy in Auckland is one of 16 pharmacies in Waitemata DHB that receives funding for a quit-smoking programme

Make-up colour matching goes digital with 3D printing

Tuesday 30 June 2015, 2:58PMMake-up colour matching goes digital with 3D printing
Already, 3D printers have a myriad of uses, stretching as far as printing medicines, guns and replacement body parts. Now beauty enthusiasts can add cosmetics to that list

New Zealand kids need vitamin D supplements, researcher says

Tuesday 30 June 2015, 1:17PMNew Zealand kids need vitamin D supplements, researcher says
Young New Zealanders continue to get rickets, a Victorian-era disease, due to vitamin D deficiency, according to new research from the University of Otago
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One million customers signed up to Living Rewards

Thursday 02 July 2015, 2:58PMOne million customers signed up to Living Rewards
Green Cross Health is celebrating the milestone of one million customers signing up to its pharmacy loyalty programme, Living Rewards

New packaging sees family ­company Plantae sprout

Tuesday 30 June 2015, 3:18PMNew packaging sees family ­company Plantae sprout
A packaging overhaul has proved to be a valuable learning curve for New Zealand organic skincare company Plantae

Honey of a year for ­natural health company

Tuesday 30 June 2015, 3:15PMHoney of a year for ­natural health company
New Zealand natural health products company Comvita is in good shape, after announcing record earnings
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Talking Shop

Marie Wakeling

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July Mystery script

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A spoonful of sugar from Robert Lindsay

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The power of cross-selling and up-selling – are you missing potential sales?

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I wish I was in Wellington – at least for another couple of weeks

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Stellar staff poised to become ‘research leaders’

Tuesday 30 June 2015, 2:56PMStellar staff poised to become ‘research leaders’
Lecturers Shyamal Das and Shakila Rizwan have been identified as “research leaders of tomorrow”, recently securing Health Research Council funding via emerging researcher grants

New appointment puts focus on development of e-learning tools

Tuesday 30 June 2015, 2:52PMNew appointment puts focus on development of e-learning tools
A new role of instructional designer has been created at Otago Pharmacy School to help design, develop and support e-learning across all study programmes

Medicines clinic a powerful learning tool

Tuesday 30 June 2015, 2:41PMMedicines clinic a powerful learning tool
A medicines and health literacy clinic is such a valuable practical learning opportunity that fourth-year student Peter Wadea jumped at the chance to be involved
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A time to act: implementation solutions

PHO Alliance Monday 25 May 2015, 9:04AM

Deloitte's Environmental Scan Regarding Drug Margins

District Health Board Shared ServicesWednesday 13 May 2015, 3:40PM
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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

Pharmacy Today/Guild Awards 2015

Jodi YeatsMonday 23 February 2015, 3:47PM

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