Hemp as food remains prohibited

Hemp as food remains prohibited
Friday 30 January 2015, 4:37PM

Food ministers decided today (30 January) to reject a proposal to expand the sale of hemp products as foods in New Zealand and Australia

New Zealand on track to becoming fattest nation

Friday 30 January 2015, 10:45AMNew Zealand on track to becoming fattest nation
With New Zealand on track to becoming the most obese nation within five years, two surgeons are demanding health authorities readdress funding for weight-loss surgeries

Dementia link not for OTC products, SMI says

Friday 30 January 2015, 10:13AMDementia link not for OTC products, SMI says
Patients should not be afraid to use modern antihistamines and other over-the-counter (OTC) products, despite a US study linking anticholinergics with a higher dementia risk, an OTC products representative says

New recall code no clearer on compensation

Thursday 29 January 2015, 1:01PMNew recall code no clearer on compensation
A new guide on recalls for medicines and medical devices does not address the issue of compensation for pharmacists

Wellington pharmacies sharpen up needles disposal

Wednesday 28 January 2015, 3:15PMWellington pharmacies sharpen up needles disposal
Wellington pharmacies are at the forefront of a new needles-disposal system, designed to safely dispose of medical waste

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Multivitamins users divided over efficacy

Friday 30 January 2015, 2:38PMMultivitamins users divided over efficacy
Multivitamins are proving popular among New Zealanders, even though a large proportion is not convinced they are effective

False lashes increases risk of eye damage

Friday 30 January 2015, 11:49AMFalse lashes increases risk of eye damage
Lovers of false eyelashes beware, as the beauty accessory may be causing more harm than good, according to a recent study

Pharmacies well placed to offer ­smoking cessation support

Friday 30 January 2015, 9:36AMPharmacies well placed to offer ­smoking cessation support
New Year is the time to sit down and ponder resolutions for the year ahead. Due to recent legislation changes, more and more people may be vowing to give up cigarettes for good. This is where pharmacy becomes an important part of these people’s lives

Pharmacies take lead in national e-prescribing rollout

Friday 30 January 2015, 9:26AMPharmacies take lead in national e-prescribing rollout
The national rollout of e-prescribing is almost complete, but it did not reach its initial deadline of the end of 2014, due to connections at GP sites reaching a standstill

Commission approves baby products merger

Thursday 29 January 2015, 3:18PMCommission approves baby products merger
UK-based baby product manufacturer Mayborn is cleared to take over the Tommee Tippee brand, the Commerce Commission announced today (29 January)

Health insurance to reduce pressure on health spend

Wednesday 21 January 2015, 4:44PMHealth insurance to reduce pressure on health spend
New Zealand needs to curb public spending on healthcare and should focus on health insurance to help tackle the issue, urges the health insurance industry body

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Top student proves to be natural leader

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