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December 2016

$3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough

Friday 09 December 2016, 11:29AM

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced a $3.76 million support package for Kaikoura and Marlborough
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Heart Foundation supports sugary drinks action

Friday 09 December 2016, 10:55AM

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Boost for colonoscopy services

Thursday 08 December 2016, 3:31PM

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says DHBs will receive an extra $4 million to deliver more colonoscopy services.
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WDHB advises people to look after their mental health over Christmas

Thursday 08 December 2016, 3:27PM

While Christmas can be a little stressful for some, it can be harder for those with mental ill-health says WDHB associate director of nursing (Mental Health Service) Jeff Hammond who this week, issued five tips to help people maintain good mental health over Christmas.
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Petition on access to medicines for rare diseases

Thursday 08 December 2016, 11:29AM

Petition on access to medicines for rare diseases to be presented at 12.30pm, Tuesday 13 December 2016
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New drug deal a bitter pill for 160 long-suffering patients

Tuesday 06 December 2016, 3:27PM

Pharmac’s decision to fund pertuzumab (trade name Perjeta) from January 2017 for New Zealanders with advanced (metastatic) HER2+ breast cancer will be good news for patients diagnosed from the New Year onwards, but is a bitter pill for the 160 Kiwis who have been deprived of this significantly life-extending drug so far and now appear to be shut out of the new agreement.
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Collective action needed to further reduce sudden infant deaths

Friday 02 December 2016, 10:40AM

Around 3000 lives have been saved in the past 20 years because of efforts to prevent sudden unexpected death in infants (SUDI).
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Guild’s medicine margin position confirmed by supply chain report

Friday 02 December 2016, 8:50AM

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand is pleased with the findings of a report analysing the costs of the current pharmaceutical supply chain, Pharmacy Guild Chief Executive Andrew Gaudin says.
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Minister announces DHB Board appointments

Friday 02 December 2016, 8:47AM

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced the appointed members of 19 DHBs, including seven new board chair appointments
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