Shout out to pharmacists attending Goodfellow Symposium

Shout out to pharmacists attending Goodfellow Symposium
Tuesday 28 March 2017, 11:09AM

Gaining new knowledge, confirming existing knowledge, and paving the way for integration were some of the reasons pharmacists attended the GP Goodfellow Symposium over the weekend

New Pharmaceutical Society fellows appointed

Monday 27 March 2017, 4:39PMNew Pharmaceutical Society fellows appointed
The Pharmaceutical Society has honoured three pharmacists with fellowships for their contributions to the profession

Guild and society foster closer relationship

Monday 27 March 2017, 4:31PMGuild and society foster closer relationship
The two representative bodies of New Zealand pharmacy are sharing information in an effort to increase communication and better represent the profession

Take a look at... New measles case found in Auckland

Friday 24 March 2017, 11:44AMTake a look at... New measles case found in Auckland
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a new case of measles and is asking people who may have come in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms.

$1 million windfall for DHB as pharmacists in PHO prove their worth

Friday 24 March 2017, 10:31AM$1 million windfall for DHB as pharmacists in PHO prove their worth
Southern DHB’s investment in clinical pharmacists working in general practice is on track to reap savings of about $1 million over the past year alone.

Media Releases

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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

The latest news for retail staff & technicians

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

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.

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”.

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

Dr Scripterrious

Mystery Script

By Dr Scripterrious Thursday 02 February 2017, 9:25AM Comments 0
Norman Edwards

Confessions of a Locum

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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

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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

Reports making pharmacy news

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

A little extra on hot topics

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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