Pharmac changes to the pharmaceutical schedule for May

Pharmac changes to the pharmaceutical schedule for May
Friday 28 April 2017, 3:04PM

Pharmac has announced sodium cromoglycate (Intal Spincaps) 20 mg powder for inhalation will not be listed from January 2018, however current stocks are expected to run out in June this year.

Pop-up clinic opens in pharmacy

Thursday 27 April 2017, 2:15PMPop-up clinic opens in pharmacy
A pop-up doctor clinic that has opened in a pharmacy in Tauranga is proving to be a hit with patients.

Take a look...ministers welcome report into antimicrobial resistance

Thursday 27 April 2017, 1:17PMTake a look...ministers welcome report into antimicrobial resistance
The Ministries of Health and Primary Industries have jointly released a report looking at ways to respond to the changing pattern of antimicrobial resistance in New Zealand.

Ten Auckland pharmacies accused of underpaying employees

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 4:26PMTen Auckland pharmacies accused of underpaying employees
A claim against ten Auckland pharmacies has been put to the Employment Relations Authority alleging they have underpaid staff

World Masters Games in full swing

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 3:45PMWorld Masters Games in full swing
Auckland is abuzz with World Master’s fever, and pharmacists are right in the thick of it
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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 the design of your pharmacy right

Tuesday 04 April 2017, 4:27PMGet the design of your pharmacy right
Designing your pharmacy in the right way can help boost sales and improve workflow.

Let's talk about fungal nails

Tuesday 04 April 2017, 4:34PMLet's talk about fungal nails
Fungal nails are unsightly, uncomfortable and can be tough to get rid of, but they are a condition pharmacists can help treat.

The rise of the superfood

Wednesday 01 February 2017, 4:07PMThe rise of the superfood
Superfoods - Some people think of them as mostly plant-based fodder, foraged in the wild or grown in the back garden, others can only envisage them in powdered form, added to a smoothie.
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Across all sides of primary health

Friday 07 April 2017, 7:41AMAcross all sides of primary health
If you stand outside the Unichem Milford pharmacy on Auckland’s Kitchener Rd, you could throw a tennis ball and hit another Unichem a hundred yards away. Walk a short distance into the mall and there is a Life Pharmacy. The pharmacies, which fall under the Green Cross Health banner, dominate the market in the north shore suburb

The evolution of Evolu

Friday 07 April 2017, 8:08AMThe evolution of Evolu
One of New Zealand’s most beloved botanical skincare brands will soon grace the shelves of more Kiwi pharmacies, after partnering with a new distributor

Partnership helping female cancer patients to Look Good, Feel Better

Thursday 02 February 2017, 8:54AMPartnership helping female cancer patients to Look Good, Feel Better
The head of a cancer support charity that partnered with Green Cross Health last year says the two organisations have a “beautiful relationship”.
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Norman Edwards

Taking ownership of dispensing errors

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Mystery Script

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Confessions of a Locum

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Celebrations as Otago pharmacy students graduate

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Te Puna Kaitaka, forms its roots at Otago

Tuesday 06 December 2016, 9:59AMTe Puna Kaitaka, forms its roots at Otago
A group of Maori pharmacy students at Otago have established Te Puna Kaitaka, the Maori Students’ Pharmacy Association Otago.

Double celebrations as twins graduate

Tuesday 06 December 2016, 9:50AMDouble celebrations as twins graduate
Madhuriksha and Muniksha Reddy have been on a journey together ever since they were born a few minutes apart 21 years ago. This month, they enter another chapter on that journey when they both graduate with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree

Interprofessional training programme has positive spin-offs

Tuesday 06 December 2016, 9:27AMInterprofessional training  programme has positive spin-offs
Pharmacist Aaron Lim enjoyed his training experience in the Tairawhiti region so much, he jumped at the chance to return there to work fulltime
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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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