Natural health products bill quietly killed off

Natural health products bill quietly killed off
Friday 24 November 2017, 2:16PM

Natural products industry leaders are disappointed by the sudden withdrawal of the Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill from Parliament’s order paper.

Take a look at... GSK campaign wins SMI marketing award

Friday 24 November 2017, 1:53PMTake a look at... GSK campaign wins SMI marketing award
GlaxoSmithKline marketers Jeremy Ritson and Faliesha Pound were recognised with the supreme prize at last night’s New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association Marketing Awards 2017

Pakuranga Medical Centre build moves along at pace

Thursday 23 November 2017, 2:15PMPakuranga Medical Centre build moves along at pace
“Wow, it’s huge!” Pakuranga Medical Centre’s practice manager Dale Shepherd says as she emerges for the first time in the shell of the upstairs section of the practice’s new purpose-built building that will include a pharmacy

Pharmacists plan to make a bigger splash with the public

Thursday 23 November 2017, 11:41AMPharmacists plan to make a bigger splash with the public
Pharmacists’ skills and services will be promoted on social media as marketers test-drive the Brand Pharmacist campaign for the Pharmaceutical Society

New Zealand company innovates testing for blood vitamin C levels

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 3:09PMNew Zealand company innovates testing for blood vitamin C levels
Kiwi company Feedback Research has developed a finger-prick test to determine blood levels of vitamin C, believed to be a world first.
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Roll-out of national bowel screening begins

Mark LongleyMonday 17 July 2017, 11:17AM

Spike in STIs in the Manawatu

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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
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Rise in demand for ethical goods

Wednesday 18 October 2017, 2:38PMRise in demand for ethical goods
When Nelson’s Prices Pharmacy started selling the Bonbon cosmetics range a year ago, they were the first pharmacy in the country to stock the cruelty free, New Zealand-made brand. A couple of months later, they were selling 250 units a month.

The other side of spring

Monday 04 September 2017, 8:00AMThe other side of spring
Just as the health system breathes a sigh of relief that winter and all its ailments are over, along comes spring with an entirely new set of medical woes. Nerine Zoio looks at how patients’ allergies and asthma can be managed

Never say can't for retail success

Friday 01 September 2017, 9:16AMNever say can't for retail success
Good retail comes down to old-fashioned customer service, according to Emma Jarman, runner-up for this year’s Retail Superstar award at the Pharmacy Awards.
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Douglas Pharmaceuticals buoyant as it celebrates 50 years

Monday 13 November 2017, 2:27PMDouglas Pharmaceuticals buoyant as it celebrates 50 years
Known for developing and manufacturing many of the drugs on New Zealand’s pharmacy shelves, Douglas Pharmaceuticals is a familiar name in pharmacy circles. Reporter Nerine Zoio talks to the company’s chief commercial officer Scott Sherriff and chief financial officer Kent Durbin about a half-century in business

When competition is a good thing

Friday 01 September 2017, 2:37PMWhen competition is a good thing
Competition is a funny word. It’s a word that evokes emotion every time it’s uttered, and leaves the listener with feelings of ambivalence

You might get a bargain but will discounting work?

Friday 01 September 2017, 2:34PMYou might get a  bargain but will  discounting work?
When Chemist Warehouse sold $2 million worth of stock online in 13 minutes late last year, it was reported founder Damien Gance barely batted an eyelid
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What do pharmacists do to relax once they have hung up the white coat at the end of the day? Mr Sue a full-time pharmacist at Life Pharmacy Chartwell The Base shows off his and his staffs breakdancing moves in the Running man challenge.

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Otago pharmacy students enjoy a night of celebration

Friday 01 September 2017, 1:20PMOtago pharmacy students enjoy a night of celebration
It was a night spent celebrating success, service and white coat fashion at the first Green Cross Health University of Otago Pharmacy Awards held on 11 August

Thailand symposium an 'opportunity of a lifetime' for students

Friday 01 September 2017, 1:18PMThailand symposium an 'opportunity of a lifetime' for students
The 16th Asia Pacific Pharma­ceutical Symposium (APPS) proved a hit for the three student delegates who went over to Bangkok for the event, according to Alisa Tan

Interprofessional ­education project positive for both pharmacy and physio

Friday 01 September 2017, 1:07PMInterprofessional ­education project positive for both pharmacy and physio
Two pharmacy students who participated in a pilot interprofessional learning project, together with student physiotherapists, are enthusiastic about their experience
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New Zealand Health Strategy

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Pharmaceutical Efficiencies Taskforce Communication - August 2016

Efficiencies Taskforce Friday 16 September 2016, 8:56AM
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