One week left for comments on drug margin idea

One week left for comments on drug margin idea
Wednesday 02 September 2015, 11:57AM

The pharmacy sector has just one more week to have its say on a proposed new approach for funding the drug margin

Douglas Pharmaceuticals bags another marketing award for sildenafil campaign

Tuesday 01 September 2015, 3:27PMDouglas Pharmaceuticals bags another marketing award for sildenafil campaign
Douglas Pharmaceuticals has won yet another marketing award for accomplishing a world first, enabling New Zealand men to access the erectile dysfunction treatment, sildenafil, without a prescription

Dispute with DHB over prescription surcharges

Tuesday 01 September 2015, 8:36AMDispute with DHB over prescription surcharges
A Canterbury pharmacist is bracing himself for a backlash from his DHB, after charging patients extra on their prescriptions to cover the drug-margin shortfall

Conference dinner attendees celebrate in style

Monday 31 August 2015, 4:52PMConference dinner attendees celebrate in style
Hospital pharmacists, technicians, and delegates ditched their day wear for the glam garb of the Art Deco era at the annual New Zealand Hospital Pharmacists’ Association Conference dinner on Saturday (29 August)

Proposal for techs to move up hospital pharmacy association ranks fuels debate

Monday 31 August 2015, 4:42PMProposal for techs to move up hospital pharmacy association ranks fuels debate
Outside the conference centre walls, the Napier sunshine raised temperatures, but not even that could compete with the heated debate at the hospital pharmacists’ association general meeting
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New Hospice Waikato extension opened

Health Minister Jonathan ColemanWednesday 02 September 2015, 2:11PM

New partnership to provide data firepower for NZ’s future

New Zealand Genomics LimitedWednesday 02 September 2015, 2:09PM

Douglas Pharmaceuticals strikes deal with Vital Foods to acquire its Phloe® digestive health business

Douglas Pharmaceuticals and Vital FoodsTuesday 01 September 2015, 4:41PM

Removal of FBT key to improved wellness in the workplace

Health Funds Association of New ZealandTuesday 01 September 2015, 2:12PM
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Group learning gets tick of approval from pharmacies

Monday 31 August 2015, 3:25PMGroup learning gets tick of approval from pharmacies
Learning something practical by reading about it is of no use to anyone until someone puts the theory into practice

Hunching seen as leading cause of neck and back pain

Monday 31 August 2015, 3:31PMHunching seen as leading  cause of neck and back pain
Digital technology and professions that involve a lot of hunching are among the leading causes of neck and back pain

Incontinence underwear with sex appeal hits runway

Friday 28 August 2015, 1:54PMIncontinence underwear with sex appeal hits runway
G-strings, sheer underwear, lace and sexy teddies: it’s incontinence underwear but not as we know it
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Underpaying yourself, as a pharmacy business owner, is a false economy

Monday 31 August 2015, 2:13PMUnderpaying yourself, as a pharmacy business owner, is a false economy
Financial planning is a very important part of owning and running a pharmacy business

Teamwork and shared vision vital for retail success

Monday 31 August 2015, 1:58PMTeamwork and  shared vision vital  for retail success
A major problem in pharmacy is a lack of shared goals to help drive the success of the business, First Retail managing director Chris Wilkinson says.

Communication key to good partnerships

Monday 31 August 2015, 1:55PM
Business partnerships are a bit like marriages – some end well and some don’t
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Hawke’s Bay pharmacists share their thoughts, hopes and stories

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Students enjoy revamped Otago honours programme

Monday 31 August 2015, 2:19PMStudents enjoy revamped  Otago honours programme
Fourth-year students involved in the revamped honours programme are thriving on the experience.

Medicinal chemistry expertise contributes to disease understanding

Monday 31 August 2015, 3:09PMMedicinal chemistry expertise contributes to disease understanding
Since high school, Andrea Vernall has had a love of chemistry and biology; now her passion is helping contribute to the understanding of human disease.

Review of pharmacy degree curriculum – with an Otago school ‘flavour’ – under way

Monday 31 August 2015, 3:02PMReview of pharmacy degree curriculum – with an Otago school ‘flavour’ – under way
An important piece of work is currently under way behind the scenes at the Otago School of Pharmacy
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Therapeutic use of cannabis: a position statement

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Tuesday 18 August 2015, 10:30AM

Pharmaceutical Margins Discussion Document

Pharmaceutical Margins TaskforceThursday 13 August 2015, 12:12PM

Implementing Medicines New Zealand 2015 to 2020 (Ministry of Health)

The Ministry of HealthWednesday 15 July 2015, 2:02PM
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