Minor ailment clinics in pharmacies would save billions

Minor ailment clinics in pharmacies would save billions
Friday 24 October 2014, 11:10AM

Treating common illnesses, such as coughs and colds, in community pharmacies would ease the pressure on an overburdened British health system, according to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Community pharmacy services survey reminder

Thursday 23 October 2014, 2:59PMCommunity pharmacy services survey reminder
Researchers from the University of Otago, University of Auckland and Massey University, have a nationwide pharmacy survey underway

ED drug boosts heart performance - study

Thursday 23 October 2014, 12:12PMED drug boosts heart performance - study
Erectile dysfunction drugs have been found to give a boost all round, by also improving heart performance

More nurses push for prescribing rights

Wednesday 22 October 2014, 3:58PMMore nurses push for prescribing rights
The Nursing Council is pushing for more registered nurses to be able to prescribe

Maori pharmacists upskilled in clinical symposium

Wednesday 22 October 2014, 3:36PMMaori pharmacists upskilled in clinical symposium
The first clinical symposium held by Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā o Aotearoa, the Maori Pharmacists’ Association, has been deemed a success

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Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) Friday 24 October 2014, 2:36PM

Parking changes take effect from Tuesday 28 October

Canterbury District Health Board Friday 24 October 2014, 1:32PM

DHB Ceo’s bury head in sand over sonographer crisis

Association of Professionals and Executive Employees Friday 24 October 2014, 1:26PM

Wairarapa’s needs assessments a one stop shop

Minister of Health Jonathan ColemanFriday 24 October 2014, 1:19PM

No increase for routine consultations

West Coast District Health Board Thursday 23 October 2014, 3:17PM

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New app finds cruelty-free cosmetics

Thursday 23 October 2014, 3:46PMNew app finds cruelty-free cosmetics
Avoiding animal-tested cosmetics is now even easier, with a new mobile phone app launched by an animal rights group

Brow bar service part of Life

Monday 20 October 2014, 11:52AMBrow bar service part of Life
Life Pharmacies are set to offer eyebrow and beauty services for both men and women

Boutique pharmacy wins retail’s top award

Wednesday 15 October 2014, 4:47PMBoutique pharmacy wins retail’s top award
Herne Bay Pharmacy was named Vantage Pharmacy of the Year 2014 at the recent Vantage conference in Sydney, Australia

Orion Health confirms sharemarket listing

Friday 24 October 2014, 2:26PMOrion Health confirms sharemarket listing
Health IT company Orion Health has confirmed its plans to raise up to $150 million through listing on the sharemarket

Bayer completes Merck takeover

Monday 13 October 2014, 10:53AMBayer completes Merck takeover
Bayer has completed its US$14.2 billion (NZD$18.15 billion) takeover of US pharmaceuticals group Merck & Co, making it the world’s largest OTC company

Green Cross Health expands medical centres - updated

Friday 10 October 2014, 11:57AMGreen Cross Health expands medical centres - updated
Green Cross Health is expanding its general practice ownership, by buying Peak Primary’s 11 medical centres

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Best of both worlds for new lecturer

Wednesday 01 October 2014, 12:26PMBest of both worlds for new lecturer
New staff member Alesha Smith considers she has the best of both worlds, juggling part-time roles at both the Otago School of Pharmacy and Best Practice Advocacy Centre (BPAC)

Social pharmacy conference – ‘conversations and collaborations’

Wednesday 01 October 2014, 12:22PMSocial pharmacy conference – ‘conversations and collaborations’
A strong contingent of staff and PhD students attended the recent 18th International Social Pharmacy Workshop in Boston, Massachusetts, where “The Changing Face of Pharmacy” was the theme

Congress changes world view

Wednesday 01 October 2014, 12:10PMCongress changes world view
Fourteen students recently attended the 60th International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) World Congress in Porto, Portugal and the 13th IPSF Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Symposium in Kuala Lumpur

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