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Do go ahead and post comments on PharmacyToday.co.nz - we welcome your views. Please express them in a professional and constructive manner, according to the guidelines below.

Please think about your comments, as if you would a letter to the editor.

Comments can be provocative, they can be humorous, they can share best practice or advance the debate on a topic of interest. However, your comments do need to be coherent and congenial.

Comments must be named

It is Pharmacy Today's policy that you must provide your full name when commenting on news stories, just as you would in a letter to the editor.

If you feel you have a very strong reason for not including your name, you may use Anonymous. However, our comments are moderated, so you may be contacted and asked, in private, for your reason for remaining anonymous.

This is in line with what would happen if you asked a Pharmacy Today reporter whether you could be quoted anonymously in a news report, ie, if you had a very good reason, we would allow it.

Comments are moderated

Comments are moderated and may be tidied up or they may not be published. Pharmacy Today's  editor will not publish comments that break the law, or breach our guidelines.

Things we won't tolerate, include the following:

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  • attempts to use the comments function for commercial gain.

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The Pharmacy Today team may use your comments in print articles, or contact you to see whether you would like to offer your views to a reporter. This is one reason why you must be expressing your own views and your comments need to be your own work. We may also forward your comments to another party for reply before publishing.

Final thoughts

Pharmacy Today welcomes your comments and views, so go ahead and offer advice, throw brick bats or proffer bouquets. Just do so in a professional and congenial manner.

 
 
 
 
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