Take a look at... New Zealand has cheapest drug prices of 10 similar countries, study

Take a look at... New Zealand has cheapest drug prices of 10 similar countries, study
Friday 23 June 2017, 3:31PM

A North American study into pharmaceutical expenditure across 10 countries has found New Zealand has the lowest annual per capita spend

Nelson pharmacy to offer more services in larger location

Thursday 22 June 2017, 2:06PMNelson pharmacy to offer more services in larger location
An award-winning Nelson pharmacy looks set to move – across the road into a vacant liquor store

Pharmacists front and centre in new study on WWI

Wednesday 21 June 2017, 10:29AMPharmacists front and centre in new study on WWI
Many New Zealand pharmacists serving in World War I felt their skills were not well utilised, according to an academic

New Zealand pharmacist seizes learning opportunity from across the ditch

Tuesday 20 June 2017, 1:53PMNew Zealand pharmacist seizes learning opportunity from across the ditch
Michael Hammond has become the first Kiwi pharmacist to enroll in the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia's Diploma of Leadership and Management

Take a look at... Updated guidance urgently needed for clozapine

Tuesday 20 June 2017, 1:40PMTake a look at... Updated guidance urgently needed for clozapine
Wellington researchers are calling on drug-safety regulators and manufacturers to take urgent action over serious adverse effects of the antipsychotic drug clozapine, after the release of a new study.
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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

$3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of HealthFriday 09 December 2016, 11:29AM

Heart Foundation supports sugary drinks action

Friday 09 December 2016, 10:55AM
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Get thrifty against theft

Friday 09 June 2017, 10:56AMGet thrifty against theft

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

It's time to talk about men's health

Wednesday 03 May 2017, 11:17AMIt's time to talk about men's health
Talking about health, let alone actually seeing a doctor is not high up on most men's lists. But early detection can prevent a whole host of men's health issues from being fatal. So is it time to man up to health in New Zealand?
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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

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.

Business climate good despite global political turmoil

Wednesday 03 May 2017, 10:25AMBusiness climate good despite global political turmoil
In his state of the nation address at the annual Natural Products New Zealand Summit in Nelson, ASB Bank chief economist Nick Tuffley spoke about the international market conditions and their impact on New Zealand and, according to him, interesting times await.
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Mystery Script

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Taking ownership of dispensing errors

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Confessions of a Locum

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Easing up but retirement not on the cards yet

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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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Reducing side effects from medicines (1)

Thursday 04 May 2017, 12:02PMReducing side effects from medicines (1)
Turning weapons of mass destruction into precision-guided munitions sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it’s all in a day’s work for Sarah Hook and Allan Gamble

New curriculum aims to produce work-savvy pharmacists

Thursday 04 May 2017, 12:09PMNew curriculum aims to  produce work-savvy pharmacists
A new Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) degree curriculum will be rolled out at the Otago School of Pharmacy, with a focus on integrated learning with an innovative “capstone” final year programme

Research backbone of new pharmacy role

Thursday 04 May 2017, 12:07PMResearch backbone of new pharmacy role
Community pharmacist-turned-PhD student Patti Napier’s research is behind one of the newest initiatives in pharmacy – accuracy-checking technicians.
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New Zealand Health Strategy

Ministry of HealthFriday 16 September 2016, 9:09AM

Pharmaceutical Efficiencies Taskforce Communication - August 2016

Efficiencies Taskforce Friday 16 September 2016, 8:56AM

Pharmacy Action Plan

Ministry of HealthFriday 16 September 2016, 8:35AM
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Managing Pain work book references

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Budget 2016

Jonathan Chilton-TowleWednesday 11 May 2016, 9:19AM

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
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