Room for improvement after audit results

Room for improvement after audit results
Thursday 17 August 2017, 3:41PM

The results of the unannounced pharmacy audit trial are in and the standards are lower than expected.

Take a look at... Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum meets

Friday 18 August 2017, 3:44PMTake a look at... Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum meets
Pharmacists being registered as ACC treatment providers and ownership deregulation were hot topics at recent Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum

Otago pharmacy students enjoy night of celebration

Wednesday 16 August 2017, 2:17PMOtago pharmacy students enjoy night of celebration
Otago School of Pharmacy students celebrated in style at an awards ceremony on Friday

Twenty is plenty

Wednesday 16 August 2017, 12:27PMTwenty is plenty
A group of final year Otago pharmacy students have launched a campaign to raise awareness about prescription subsidies, and it's proving to be a success.

Bye bye Bob

Tuesday 15 August 2017, 3:58PMBye bye Bob
The Pharmaceutical Society’s chief pharmacist advisor Bob Buckham is leaving the organisation for its trans-Tasman counterpart

Media Releases

Unedited statements from the health sector and beyond

Roll-out of national bowel screening begins

Mark LongleyMonday 17 July 2017, 11:17AM

Spike in STIs in the Manawatu

Mark LongleyFriday 07 July 2017, 3:00PM

Guild to host third Pharmacy Business Network

Pharmacy Guild of New ZealandWednesday 19 April 2017, 1:49PM

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

Massey UniversityWednesday 15 February 2017, 2:16PM

Guild welcomes reclassification of oral contraceptive

Pharmacy Guild of New ZealandWednesday 15 February 2017, 2:13PM

Shop Corner

The latest news for retail staff & technicians

The many faces of workplace bullying

Wednesday 05 July 2017, 3:57PMThe many faces of workplace bullying
Workplace bullying can be hard to spot, and even harder to deal with. However, new legislation has put the onus on the person conducting a business to take steps to deal with bullying if it occurs in their workplace.

Early treatment essential for scars

Wednesday 05 July 2017, 4:01PMEarly treatment essential for scars
An impressive scar can make a good story, but aside from that they don’t hold much appeal. Fortunately, treating most types of scar follows a straightforward formula.

Soothing the pain of sore throats

Friday 09 June 2017, 11:08AMSoothing the pain of sore throats
We’re all familiar with that painful swallow that heralds a sore throat, whether it be from the beginnings of a cold, a serious infection or just overdoing it on a night out

Turning an idea into a classic Kiwi business story

Tuesday 04 July 2017, 4:53PMTurning an idea into a classic Kiwi business story
Miri Skincare's balm has only just gone on sale in pharmacies around New Zealand, and is the result of its founder Paul Jarvis wanting to produce something better using Kiwi products.

Chinese market has untapped potential as well as pitfalls

Friday 09 June 2017, 10:51AMChinese market has untapped potential as well as pitfalls
A growing middle class in China has meant increased demand for New Zealand natural health products. This has brought more opportunities, but doing business in China can be risky.

Natural products regulation delayed until after the election

Friday 09 June 2017, 10:39AMNatural products regulation delayed until after the election
The wait for the Government to implement the natural products regulations continues, with nothing happening until after the general election in September


Invited bloggers dispense wisdom, stir up controversy or chat about life in pharmacy

Andrew Orange

Kiwi pharmacist enjoying island life

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David Clark

Taking a fresh approach to health

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Julie_Anne Genter

Public health a major focus

By Julie_Anne Genter Wednesday 05 July 2017, 2:48PM Comments 0
Mark Longley

Investigation prompts crackdown

By Mark Longley Wednesday 05 July 2017, 1:37PM Comments 0

All hands on deck

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Featured Video

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Schools' News

News from New Zealand's pharmacy schools

Proposal to turn philosophy of pharmacy on its head

Wednesday 05 July 2017, 3:16PMProposal to turn philosophy of pharmacy on its head
Otago School of Pharmacy re­searchers propose a philosophical framework for the profession in a paper recently published in the journal Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Double treble: Three sets of twins begin pharmacy studies

Wednesday 05 July 2017, 3:50PMDouble treble: Three sets  of twins begin pharmacy studies
University of Otago School of Pharmacy staff could be forgiven for doing a double take – not once, not twice, but three times this year with three sets of twins beginning their pharmacy studies.

Evidence plan gathers momentum to drive pharmacy forward

Wednesday 05 July 2017, 3:47PMEvidence plan gathers momentum to drive pharmacy forward
Work is continuing behind the scenes to develop an evidence plan resulting from this year’s Forward Pharmacy symposium to drive the profession forward.

Latest Reports

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New Zealand Health Strategy

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Extra Coverage

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Budget 2016

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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

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