Moss wall breathes fresh air into Christchurch pharmacy

Moss wall breathes fresh air into Christchurch pharmacy
Wednesday 18 January 2017, 3:16PM

A Christchurch pharmacist tried something a little different when he wanted to create a unique environment in his pharmacy, and his initiative is proving a hit.

Former Pharmaceutical Society board member recognised in New Years Honours

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 3:36PMFormer Pharmaceutical Society board member recognised in New Years Honours
A former member of the Pharmaceutical Society board has been made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to health and education

NZSMI president resigns

Tuesday 17 January 2017, 4:02PMNZSMI president resigns
Mitch Cuevas, the president of consumer healthcare products industry body the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association (SMI), has resigned from the position, effective today

Take a look at… Superbug resistant to all known antibiotics detected in USA

Monday 16 January 2017, 4:36PMTake a look at… Superbug resistant to all known antibiotics detected in USA
A woman in the United States has died from a superbug reportedly resistant to all known antibiotics used in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Christchurch pharmacist named local hero

Friday 13 January 2017, 12:10PMChristchurch pharmacist named local hero
Christchurch pharmacist Mark Webster has been honoured for his charitable work with a Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Local Hero Award.

Media Releases

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$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

Petition on access to medicines for rare diseases

Lysosomal Diseases New ZealandThursday 08 December 2016, 11:29AM

Shop Corner

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A story of skincare: Selling ­moisturisers to customers

Tuesday 08 November 2016, 10:41AMA story of skincare: Selling ­moisturisers to customers
Keeping skin in good condition as you age starts in the teenage years, with cleansing and moisturising essential parts of the beauty regime.

Getting the right gut feeling

Friday 09 December 2016, 3:09PMGetting the right gut feeling
Looking after our gut health is becoming increasingly important as evidence continues to emerge about how it effects our overall wellbeing. Paulette Crowley talks to the experts about how to treat upsets, from gastro bugs to irritable bowel syndrome, and what type of probiotics are best

Good customer service key to a successful pharmacy

Wednesday 02 November 2016, 11:45AMGood customer service key to a successful pharmacy
With more than 1000 pharmacies in New Zealand, competition, especially in the main centres, is tough and getting your pharmacy to stand out from the crowd is a challenge.

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

Research key when starting a new Pharmacy from scratch

Wednesday 02 November 2016, 11:37AMResearch key when starting a new Pharmacy from scratch
Owning their own pharmacy is the dream of many pharmacists when they enter the profession, but taking the step to being your own boss is not always easy.

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.


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

Norman Edwards

Confessions of a Locum

By Norman Edwards Monday 16 January 2017, 12:11PM Comments 0
Aden Holmes

Celebrations as Otago pharmacy students graduate

By Aden Holmes Monday 09 January 2017, 2:12PM Comments 0
Alex Mintoft-Jones

Doctors without Borders Australia and New Zealand need pharmacists.

By Alex Mintoft-Jones Thursday 15 December 2016, 1:15PM Comments 0
Des Bailey

Having the awkward conversation

By Des Bailey Tuesday 06 December 2016, 9:23AM Comments 1

Who you gonna call? The ghostbusting ­Kamo ­pharmacist, that's who

Tuesday 06 December 2016, 9:40AM Comments 0
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Schools' News

News from New Zealand's pharmacy schools

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

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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