Pharmacists excited by the prospect of change under new Labour-led government

Pharmacists excited by the prospect of change under new Labour-led government
Friday 20 October 2017, 1:37PM

There have been mixed reviews in response to New Zealand's new coalition government, but what does the pharmacy sector have to say about it?

Clark in waiting mode to see if he gets country's top health job

Friday 20 October 2017, 12:05PMClark in waiting mode to see if he gets country's top health job
There’s plenty of speculation that Labour’s health spokesperson, David Clark, will be the country’s next minister of health but, for the next few hours at least, even he doesn’t know if he will get the nod

Pharmacist suggests pharmacies get involved with mumps effort

Friday 20 October 2017, 8:35AMPharmacist suggests pharmacies get involved with mumps effort
As Auckland health authorities weigh up options for tackling a rapidly growing mumps outbreak, one local pharmacist has suggested pharmacies could help with vaccinations.

Pharmacist, examiner, teacher: Donald Banks remembered

Thursday 19 October 2017, 2:37PMPharmacist, examiner, teacher: Donald Banks remembered
Well-known and loved member of the pharmacy community, Donald Banks, has passed away at the age of 90.

Pharmacy's mammoth fundraising effort for sick delivery boy

Wednesday 18 October 2017, 9:52AMPharmacy's mammoth fundraising effort for sick delivery boy
Fifteen-year-old Alex Reilly was working as an after-school delivery boy for Unichem Crisps Pharmacy in Christchurch when he was struck overnight by Guillain–Barré Syndrome in January
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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
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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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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.
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Blogs

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Des Bailey

The fault lines of Pharmacy

By Des Bailey Wednesday 04 October 2017, 11:01AM Comments 0
 
Dr Scripterrious

Mystery Script

By Dr Scripterrious Wednesday 04 October 2017, 10:49AM Comments 0
 
Natalie Gauld

Raising the bar on sildenafil

By Natalie Gauld Wednesday 04 October 2017, 8:57AM Comments 0
 

The travelling pharmacist

Monday 02 October 2017, 10:00AM Comments 0
 

Swapping your white coat for whitebait

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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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Schools' News

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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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Latest Reports

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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
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Managing Pain work book references

Thursday 20 April 2017, 8:24AM

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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