DHBs procrastinate on spending $750,000 pharmacy services fund

DHBs procrastinate on spending $750,000 pharmacy services fund
Friday 06 May 2016, 9:52AM

Despite a looming deadline for DHBs to allocate funds for pharmacy services, nine have not even chosen an initiative and most that have, lack any detailed plans

Waikato's free pharmacy flu vaccine example followed by other DHBs

Thursday 05 May 2016, 12:16PMWaikato's free pharmacy flu vaccine example followed by other DHBs
A Waikato DHB initiative to subsidise pharmacists to give flu vaccinations to over-65s has been so successful other DHBs are following its lead

'Rotten apple' drug margin funding insults pharmacists

Thursday 05 May 2016, 9:43AM'Rotten apple' drug margin funding insults pharmacists
The pharmacy sector is outraged by a drug margin proposal which would slash funding for high-cost medicines and risks pharmacists cutting services to recoup the ­losses

Pharmac receives $39 million funding injection

Wednesday 04 May 2016, 4:37PMPharmac receives $39 million funding injection
Pharmac is looking for feedback on the possibility of funding seven new treatments after being granted $39 million in new funding by the Government

Pharmacy ownership to be open to all 'fit and proper' people

Wednesday 04 May 2016, 11:35AMPharmacy ownership to be open to all 'fit and proper' people
Government discussion papers confirm the powers that be are going ahead with plans to scrap current rules around pharmacy ownership
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The dark side of getting a tattoo

Royal Australasian College of SurgeonsFriday 06 May 2016, 10:12AM

Pharmacy another option for flu vaccination

Hauora TairāwhitiThursday 05 May 2016, 12:12PM

Guild announces second Pharmacy Business Network

Pharmacy GuildThursday 05 May 2016, 12:09PM

Improving cancer support services for patients

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of HealthThursday 05 May 2016, 12:07PM

Winter is coming – time for a flu shot

Thursday 05 May 2016, 9:17AM
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Chocolate has cardio-protective effect, study shows

Tuesday 03 May 2016, 12:14PMChocolate has cardio-protective effect, study shows
Chocolate has once again been proven to be healthy, with a new study showing it can reduce the risk of heart attacks and heart disease

E-cigarettes reduce harm in smokers – study

Monday 02 May 2016, 1:31PME-cigarettes reduce harm in smokers – study
E-cigarettes containing nicotine are safe to use in smoking cessation, say researchers

Supplements including fish oil and vitamin D can boost effects of antidepressant medications

Monday 02 May 2016, 10:22AMSupplements including fish oil and vitamin D can boost effects of antidepressant medications
Taking some nutrient supplements together with antidepressants can enhance the medication’s effects, research has found
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Pharmacy Business Network brings vodka into the mix

Friday 06 May 2016, 12:00PMPharmacy Business Network brings vodka into the mix
Kiwi battler and vodka entrepreneur to speak at the Pharmacy Guild's Pharmacy Business Network

AFT Pharmaceuticals steers from home garage to the world

Sunday 01 May 2016, 9:23AMAFT Pharmaceuticals steers  from home garage to the world
AFT Pharmaceuticals is on track to smash its target of trading in 100 countries, thanks to a lucrative international partnership and hundreds of new investors signing on

SeaDragon fishes for omega-2 sales following waning demand

Thursday 28 April 2016, 4:52PMSeaDragon fishes for omega-2 sales following waning demand
New Zealand’s largest refiner of fish oils, SeaDragon, expects to pay at least $1 million more than it first forecasted for its omega-3 refinery
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Lee Hohaia - Pharmacy Guild chief executive

Open ownership could be the demise of community pharmacy as we know it

By Lee Hohaia - Pharmacy Guild chief executive Friday 06 May 2016, 6:13PM Comments 0
 
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Strengthen the immune system with evidence-based, natural medicines

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Mystery Script

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A spoonful of sugar from Lorraine Fletcher

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Guinness, castles and alcoholic-themed airports

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Students get snapshot of research via showcase

Sunday 01 May 2016, 8:10AMStudents get snapshot of research via showcase
A career in research is one option for pharmacy graduates, and the University of Auckland School of Pharmacy has devised a new way to highlight this

'Ingenious' research highlights worrying anaesthesia practices

Sunday 01 May 2016, 9:15AM'Ingenious' research highlights worrying anaesthesia practices
Concerns about the hygiene and safety of anaesthesia practices have been raised by new research

Induction Week gets students set

Sunday 01 May 2016, 9:00AMInduction Week gets students set
As part of the brand new curriculum for commencing University of Auckland School of Pharmacy students, an Induction Week was held at the beginning of term
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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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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

Pharmacy Today/Guild Awards 2015

Jodi YeatsMonday 23 February 2015, 3:47PM
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