Just another service that the DHB's receive free of charge from New Zealand pharmacies. Much like ethical product recalls.
Yes - the crux of this to me is the expectation from the Ministry that female staff members are expected to hand pick cytotoxic drugs out of other returned medicines/rubbish.
And no - there are no guidelines from the Ministry.
Thank you for helping New Zealanders attempt to quit smoking with Champix® (varenicline tartrate) over the past decade.
Change is now coming.
From 12 December 2018, the Champix® brand will be replaced by Varenicline Pfizer (varenicline tartrate), and from 1 January 2019 Varenicline Pfizer will be fully funded.1