Leave patients out of negotiations, Green Cross Health says

Leave patients out of negotiations, Green Cross Health says
Wednesday 27 May 2015, 2:24PM

New Zealand's largest pharmacy banner group, Green Cross Health, has come out strongly against the Pharmacy Guild's postcard campaign

Pharmac seeks to extend coverage of Tdap vaccines in pregnancy

Wednesday 27 May 2015, 11:00AMPharmac seeks to extend coverage of Tdap vaccines in pregnancy
Pharmac is seeking public feedback on extending free Tdap vaccines for women seven to nine months pregnant, starting in August

'Optimise clinical pharmacists', PHO Alliance tells health minister

Tuesday 26 May 2015, 2:54PM'Optimise clinical pharmacists', PHO Alliance tells health minister
The PHO Alliance believes pharmacists’ role in primary healthcare needs to be expanded and it has made a case to the health minister

Ongoing ‘quibbling’ between pharmacy and DHBs frustrates Kevin Hague

Monday 25 May 2015, 12:28PMOngoing ‘quibbling’ between pharmacy and DHBs frustrates Kevin Hague
The ongoing “quibbling” between community pharmacies and DHBs is frustrating, and professional mediation may be required, according to Green Party health spokesman Kevin Hague

Pharmacy group will inform Ministry of Health's strategy overhaul

Monday 25 May 2015, 11:48AMPharmacy group will inform Ministry of Health's strategy overhaul
While the Ministry of Health prepares to overhaul its health and medicines strategies, the Pharmacy Steering Group is focused on ensuring pharmacy is included
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Our Lifetime Health from Birth - free public lecture

University of Auckland Tuesday 26 May 2015, 3:58PM

Health insurance payouts top $800 million

Southern Cross Health Society Tuesday 26 May 2015, 2:35PM

Health target results – ED wait times achieved

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman Tuesday 26 May 2015, 9:27AM

FMA secures $500,000 compensation payment from Pacific Edge

Financial Markets AuthorityTuesday 26 May 2015, 9:18AM

Capital & Coast DHB chief executive appointment

Capital and Coast DHB Tuesday 26 May 2015, 9:17AM
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Feel good workshops now extended to male cancer patients

Monday 18 May 2015, 1:27PMFeel good workshops now extended to male cancer patients
The Look Good Feel Better team is now providing its beauty tutorials to male cancer patients and it hopes to roll out the workshops nationwide

Customers turn to apps to find out what is really in their cosmetics

Friday 15 May 2015, 12:31PMCustomers turn to apps to find out what is really in their cosmetics
The beauty industry is operating in the age of “generation why”, where consumers are demanding information on what’s in their products and where ingredients are sourced

Runners raise more than 10k for charity

Wednesday 13 May 2015, 12:53PMRunners raise more than 10k for charity
Who needs breakfast in bed, a pamper session, or a back rub voucher from the children on Mother’s Day when you can run 10km for charity?
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Green Cross Health’s profit healthy, pharmacy sales grow

Wednesday 27 May 2015, 3:27PMGreen Cross Health’s profit healthy, pharmacy sales grow
Increasing sales through pharmacies, buying general practices and investing in homecare have proved to be a winning formula for Green Cross Health

Take a look at… Commerce Commission considers Pfizer’s Hospira takeover

Tuesday 26 May 2015, 3:35PMTake a look at… Commerce Commission considers Pfizer’s Hospira takeover
Global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer plans to take over Hospira, which supplies injectable pharmaceutical drugs and infusion technologies worldwide

Natural health company shines in business awards (Updated)

Thursday 07 May 2015, 2:58PMNatural health company shines in business awards (Updated)
Natural health company Comvita is smelling sweet success with nominations for four different business awards
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Keep staff motivated in natural health to boost business

By Magdalena Schumann Tuesday 26 May 2015, 4:39PM Comments 0
 
Belinda Canton

Budget 2015 – was it what we expected?

By Belinda Canton Tuesday 26 May 2015, 9:33AM Comments 0
 
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Pharmacy Today will bring sector reaction to the Budget online as it arrives

By Jodi Yeats Thursday 21 May 2015, 1:09PM Comments 0
 
Kevin Snee – lead chief executive for the community pharmacy contract

Fundamentals of the contract extension and not losing sight of the next CPSA

By Kevin Snee – lead chief executive for the community pharmacy contract Tuesday 19 May 2015, 4:02PM Comments 0
 

Nude bus captures customers’ hearts and minds

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From possum to puha pills – all in a day’s work

Friday 01 May 2015, 11:16AMFrom possum to puha pills – all in a day’s work
Arlene McDowell may be a step closer to solving one of life’s greatest challenges – slowing the ageing process

Affiliate ­pharmacist keen to spread ­knowledge

Friday 01 May 2015, 11:13AMAffiliate ­pharmacist keen to spread ­knowledge
Chloe Campbell recalls well her student days and is excited to be returning to the Otago University School of Pharmacy as an affiliate pharmacist

New beginnings for P2’s

Friday 01 May 2015, 10:58AMNew beginnings for P2’s
At the start of the academic year, Pharmacy Today caught up with some of the P2 students and asked them a few questions. (They all did first-year health sciences at Otago)
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A time to act: implementation solutions

PHO Alliance Monday 25 May 2015, 9:04AM

Deloitte's Environmental Scan Regarding Drug Margins

District Health Board Shared ServicesWednesday 13 May 2015, 3:40PM

The impact of respiratory disease in New Zealand: 2014 update

The Asthma Foundation Tuesday 05 May 2015, 12:46PM
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Budget 2015 - Pharmacy sector reaction and comment

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Budget 2015 - pharmacy wish list

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News, views and debates on the Community Pharmacy Services Agreement - 2015

Michelle Norton and Denise Piper Monday 23 March 2015, 11:37AM

Pharmacy Today/Guild Awards 2015

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