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February 2017

How to get at-risk families out of “ministerial boxes”

Wednesday 15 February 2017, 2:16PM

Is a “wraparound” model the answer for New Zealand’s at-risk families? A Massey University psychologist and family violence expert says the holistic, collaborative approach to delivering social services is effective in bringing about long-term change, and has organised a conference to build awareness
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Guild welcomes reclassification of oral contraceptive

Wednesday 15 February 2017, 2:13PM

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes the Medicines Classification Committee (MCC) recommendation to reclassify selected oral contraceptives as restricted medicines, allowing trained pharmacists to dispense repeat supplies of oral contraceptives to women who have had them prescribed within the last three years. Medsafe has accepted this recommendation
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