Thursday, 28 February 2013
Pharmacies assist caregivers in baby bottle checks
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs (now part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) has discovered that some baby bottles being sold in New Zealand have inaccurate volume indicator markings on them.
By Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Thousands benefiting from new medicines CHRISTCHURCH
— Health Minister Tony Ryall visited the newly reopened St Martins Pharmacy in Christchurch today where he announced over 45,000 New Zealanders have benefited from new and more accessible medicines in the past six months.
By Tony Ryall
Thursday, 20 December 2012
Cancer vaccine researcher appointed to Otago Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of Otago has appointed an internationally leading expert on vaccine formulation and delivery to its Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
By University of Otago
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Phase Two of CareSens roll-out starts
By PPR New Zealand
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Kiwis missing out on free prescription medicines entitlement
Many New Zealanders are not getting free prescriptions when they should and these people are likely to include our most vulnerable, new findings from an ongoing University of Otago and Victoria University study into equity in prescription medicine use suggest.
By University of Otago
Friday, 5 October 2012
Dispose of Unwanted Medicines TASMAN
— Old medicines are a risk to yourself, your family and your visitors.
By Tasman District Council
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
New Otago collaboration brings oral TB vaccine for humans closer
Researchers in New Zealand are inching closer to the development of the first effective oral vaccine to protect against tuberculosis - a disease which still kills more people worldwide than any other bacterial disease.
By University of Otago
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd (Pharmaco) announced as sole supplier of blood glucose meters and strips in New Zealand
Thursday, 26 July 2012
Pharmacy profession supports new Agreement
26 July 2012
The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is delighted that all community pharmacies, including their members, have signed the new Pharmacy Services Agreement (PSA).
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
All pharmacies accept new agreement
Health Minister Tony Ryall has today announced 100 per cent of pharmacy businesses have accepted the new community pharmacy service agreement.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
PHARMAC funds new targeted lung cancer drug
Funded treatment options for New Zealand’s most common form of cancer will take a step forward in August when PHARMAC begins funding gefitinib (Iressa), a targeted treatment for lung cancer.
Monday, 25 June 2012
Pharmacy contract in chaos as deadline looms
900 pharmacies up and down the country are being forced to sign a contract for services this week with many not having had time to digest its contents, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Maryan Street.
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Pharmacies in chaos as DHBs press on with contract
Pharmacies across the country are reporting that they are being bullied into signing a new contract for service with their local DHB, without knowing what it is they are signing up to, says Labour’s Health Spokesperson Maryan Street.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Pharmac to purchase vaccines
Health Minister Tony Ryall has today announced Pharmac will take over managing the National Immunisation Schedule, including purchasing vaccines, from the Ministry of Health.
Friday, 8 June 2012
GPs 'generally satisfied' with patients' access to medicine
Recent research from The University of Auckland, published in BMJ Open, has shown that GPs are broadly satisfied with the current range of medicines available in New Zealand, but that financial barriers could be created for some patients by funding changes (such as those in the recent budget).
Thursday, 31 May 2012
''Dramatic drop' not so dramatic"
Police and Ministry of Health are celebrating success and claim that they are “winning” the battle against Methamphetamine (P) use in New Zealand after the results of a Ministry of Health survey showed a reduction in Methamphetamine use.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
PHARMAC moves to protect babies from whooping cough
PHARMAC will extend funding to a type of antibiotic that can be used to treat and prevent pertussis (whooping cough) in children under one.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
OBodies announces science advisory board and vision for future developments
Hamilton-based biotechnology company OBodies Limited, developers of a novel class of antibody-like biopharmaceuticals, today announced details of the newly formed Science Advisory Board and vision for future developments. Chairman, Emeritus Professor Dick Bellamy, is joined on the Board by Professor Margaret Brimble, Dr Peter Senter, Dr Mark Baker, Dr Wayne Patrick and Peter Bradley.
Friday, 4 May 2012
Forget manuka, kanuka is the new superhoney
New Zealand kanuka honey has double the levels of bug-killing manuka factor according to work recently published by Crown Research Institute Industrial Research Limited.
Friday, 27 April 2012
Trial results boost buoyant PharmaZen
Eager anticipation surrounding trial results for its bone health product range has biotechnology company PharmaZen confidently looking forward to the next 12 months on the back of another year of profit and turnover growth.
Thursday, 15 March 2012
3000 submissions received on diabetes test strips and meters consultation
PHARMAC’s consultation on the proposal to change to a sole supplier of blood glucose testing strips and meters has ended with over 3000 submissions received.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
End to postcode prescribing for insulin pumps on the horizon
With less than a week remaining, PHARMAC is keen to hear the public’s views on its proposal to fund insulin pumps.