Drug margins offer to come into effect from 1 August

Drug margins offer to come into effect from 1 August
Friday 29 July 2016, 1:14PM

The controversial drug margins offer looks set to go ahead, after DHBs relaxed the requirement that 100% of pharmacies accept it

Pharmacy volunteers deliver meals to the elderly

Friday 29 July 2016, 12:32PMPharmacy volunteers deliver meals to the elderly
Two pharmacies are working together to deliver meals to elderly people in Dunedin.

Research project gets green light for funding

Thursday 28 July 2016, 3:36PMResearch project gets green light for funding
Victoria University have been given over $1.2 million to research the changing role of community pharmacists.

HPV vaccine extended to boys

Thursday 28 July 2016, 1:36PMHPV vaccine extended to boys
From the start of next year New Zealand’s young men will be protected by HPV vaccine.

GP takes place in Pharmacy Society executive

Thursday 28 July 2016, 9:09AMGP takes place in Pharmacy Society executive
The Pharmaceutical Society has appointed a Wellington GP to its national executive in a move aimed at promoting integration between medical professionals.
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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
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The differing pain of Jane and Wayne

Wednesday 06 July 2016, 4:45PMThe differing pain of Jane and Wayne
Despite persistent myths to the contrary, research shows women experience pain more than men. However, a brand insight company suggests there is room for a pain-management marketing campaign aimed at men. Keira Stephenson reports

Modern wound management covers several dressing types

Wednesday 06 July 2016, 4:26PMModern wound management covers several dressing types
CONTINUING EDUCATION: For staff working on the shop floor

Young market for superfood

Monday 04 July 2016, 9:34AMYoung market for superfood
Jonathan Chilton-Towle examines the latest market research on these products and the challenges pharmacy faces to sell them
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New train system derails central Auckland pharmacy

Friday 01 July 2016, 11:26AMNew train system derails central Auckland pharmacy
One Auckland pharmacy has already closed due to massive public works in the city centre, but this has pushed business to other pharmacies.

AFT end of year results show loss despite revenue growth

Wednesday 25 May 2016, 4:28PMAFT end of year results show loss despite revenue growth
International expansion has contributed to growth in revenue for NZX-listed AFT Pharmaceuticals despite the company operating at a loss, its end of financial year results reveal

Auckland pharmacy braces for demolition to get out of train’s path

Wednesday 18 May 2016, 2:36PMAuckland pharmacy braces for demolition to get out of train’s path
An Auckland pharmacy is bracing itself for the final days in operation as the city central is carved up to make way for the City Rail Link
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Student Executive Attend Regional Symposium

By Aden Holmes Friday 29 July 2016, 11:37AM Comments 0
 
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Pharmacy Front Runners Speak to University Students

By Aden Holmes Friday 29 July 2016, 10:41AM Comments 0
 
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Ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of Dean Stephen Duffull

By Aden Holmes Friday 29 July 2016, 10:39AM Comments 0
 
Talking Shop

Talking Shop with Tracy Wing

By Talking Shop Monday 04 July 2016, 10:13AM Comments 0
 

Popular community pharmacist serenaded in style

By Jonathan Chilton-Towle Monday 04 July 2016, 9:42AM Comments 0
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Patients sharing prescription medicines with family and friends

Friday 01 July 2016, 12:14PMPatients sharing prescription  medicines with family and friends
New research shows that sharing prescription medicines – from allergy medicines to opioid analgesics – is widespread

Pharmacy Admissions Group Engagement (PAGE) committee

Friday 01 July 2016, 12:58PMPharmacy Admissions Group Engagement (PAGE) committee
The School of Pharmacy at the University of Auckland has established a group to foster engagement with students

Completion and graduation for health professional programmes

Friday 01 July 2016, 12:56PMCompletion and graduation for health professional programmes
The University of Auckland traditionally holds its main graduation ceremony in May each year
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Latest Reports

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Pharmaceutical Margins consultation document

Pharmaceutical Margins Taskforce Tuesday 22 March 2016, 12:48PM

CPSA12 Evaluation

Sapere Research Group Monday 25 January 2016, 4:20PM

Pharmacy Audit Strategy 2015-2025

Community Pharmacy Services Programme team Monday 02 November 2015, 3:07PM
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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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