Pharmaceutical Society election voting opens

Pharmaceutical Society election voting opens
Tuesday 19 September 2017, 2:46PM

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand has begun its 2017 National Executive election process

Thirty tonnes of unwanted medicine disposed of

Tuesday 19 September 2017, 11:36AMThirty tonnes of unwanted medicine disposed of
Over 30 tonnes of medical waste - the equivalent of four elephants - has been correctly disposed of thanks in part to to a project that encourages people to return their unwanted medication to pharmacies.

Take a look at... Coleman praises pharmacy CPAMS service

Tuesday 19 September 2017, 11:21AMTake a look at... Coleman praises pharmacy CPAMS service
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a growing number of Kiwis are being supported to manage their blood thinning medication through the Community Pharmacy Anticoagulation Monitoring Service

Hospitalisations rising in Auckland's mumps outbreak

Monday 18 September 2017, 3:18PMHospitalisations rising in Auckland's mumps outbreak
The Auckland region’s mumps outbreak is yet to peak, medical officer of health Josephine Herman said as the number of cases reached 370 for the year.

Hawkes Bay pharmacist marks 40-year milestone

Friday 15 September 2017, 3:36PMHawkes Bay pharmacist marks 40-year milestone
Dannevirke pharmacist Tom Ward celebrated his 40th year in business at the start of the month.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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.


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

Michael Hammond

Rising to the challenge

By Michael Hammond Friday 01 September 2017, 1:48PM Comments 0
Jonathan Coleman

Growing the economy

By Jonathan Coleman Friday 01 September 2017, 11:51AM Comments 0
Mark Longley

Why you should vote this election

By Mark Longley Friday 01 September 2017, 9:09AM Comments 0
Des Bailey

Shanghai No.1 Dispensary

By Des Bailey Tuesday 22 August 2017, 2:16PM Comments 0

Swapping your white coat for whitebait

Friday 01 September 2017, 1:43PM Comments 0
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That's Interesting

Newsworthy, amusing & intriguing - links to other websites


Featured Video

News, views and more in motion

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.


Schools' News

News from New Zealand's pharmacy schools

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

Latest Reports

Reports making pharmacy news

New Zealand Health Strategy

Ministry of HealthFriday 16 September 2016, 9:09AM

Pharmaceutical Efficiencies Taskforce Communication - August 2016

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Extra Coverage

A little extra on hot topics

Managing Pain work book references

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Michelle Norton Wednesday 06 April 2016, 8:52AM

Budget 2015 - Pharmacy sector reaction and comment

Jodi YeatsThursday 21 May 2015, 1:04PM

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Denise PiperTuesday 05 May 2015, 1:31PM

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