Hospital pharmacists' conference on this week

Hospital pharmacists' conference on this week
Tuesday 02 September 2014, 12:37PM

The annual New Zealand Hospital Pharmacists’ Association conference is being held this week in Wellington from Friday, 5 September to Sunday, 7 September

Pharmacy 547 opens its new doors

Monday 01 September 2014, 3:40PMPharmacy 547 opens its new doors
The team at Pharmacy 547 can breathe a sigh of relief after officially opening its new pharmacy on Friday (29 August), one year after work first began

Up to 20,000 could get Ebola

Monday 01 September 2014, 3:02PMUp to 20,000 could get Ebola
The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that up to 20,000 people could get Ebola virus disease before the current outbreak in West Africa is brought under control

Lack of compensation disappoints guild

Friday 29 August 2014, 4:14PMLack of compensation disappoints guild
The Pharmacy Guild is “extremely disappointed” Actavis will not be reimbursing pharmacy for the extra workload from the July Amoxicillin Actavis recall

Recall compensation denied for now

Friday 29 August 2014, 12:00PMRecall compensation denied for now
New Zealand needs a recall policy outlining compensation, pharmaceutical company Actavis believes

Media Releases

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Tobacco display bans protect youth and quitters: Otago research

The University of OtagoTuesday 02 September 2014, 12:59PM

Better primary care services for New Zealanders

Hon Tony Ryall - Minister of HealthTuesday 02 September 2014, 12:55PM

Accuro flourishes in Consumer NZ's health insurance evaluation

Accuro HealthMonday 01 September 2014, 3:49PM

New child cancer specialist for Auckland

University of AucklandMonday 01 September 2014, 1:56PM

Influenza immunisation campaign wins top marketing award

National Influenza Specialist Group (NISG)Monday 01 September 2014, 1:27PM

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Blackmores symposium busts myths about natural products

Monday 01 September 2014, 2:08PMBlackmores symposium busts myths about natural products
With the ever-growing popularity of supplements, it is important for pharmacists and pharmacy staff to know about the safety and effectiveness of natural treatments

Steroid nasal sprays a boon for hay fever

Monday 01 September 2014, 2:04PMSteroid nasal sprays a boon for hay fever
Hay fever can be an annoying condition for many people, so it is important customers get on top of it before symptoms they are bogged down by symptoms

Link between allergy and asthma clear

Monday 01 September 2014, 1:58PMLink between allergy and asthma clear
There is a clear connection between allergy and asthma, and many patients have both hay fever and asthma, an allergy specialist says

Bio-Oil makers bring oil back to skincare

Friday 29 August 2014, 9:43AMBio-Oil makers bring oil back to skincare
While New Zealand Fashion Week was pumping across the road at the Viaduct Events Centre, beauty journalists were being given a science lesson by the makers of Bio-Oil at the ASB Cube this week (26 August)

Daffodil day commences

Friday 29 August 2014, 9:33AMDaffodil day commences
Daffodil day, the flagship event of the Cancer Society, is now underway

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