Pharmacists have skills to share, ministers say

Pharmacists have skills to share, ministers say
Thursday 30 October 2014, 4:14PM

Using pharmacists to provide better primary care for patients is the aim of the Government this term

No evidence for Omega-3's contribution to prostate cancer, review shows

Wednesday 29 October 2014, 5:05PMNo evidence for Omega-3's contribution to prostate cancer, review shows
There is no link between omega-3 fatty acids and prostate cancer, the European Food Safety Authority has concluded

Health professionals call for trade deal health check

Wednesday 29 October 2014, 3:43PMHealth professionals call for trade deal health check
Medical professionals asking for a health check on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement have been assured the New Zealand health system will be protected

Sir Graeme becomes honorary doctor

Wednesday 29 October 2014, 10:27AMSir Graeme becomes honorary doctor
Pharmaceutical magnate Graeme Douglas is being recognised by the University of Auckland with an honorary doctorate

Pharmacist of 50 years puts dispensary days behind him

Tuesday 28 October 2014, 4:30PMPharmacist of 50 years puts dispensary days behind him
A Hawkes Bay pharmacist and former Pharmacy Guild president has retired after 50 years in the dispensary

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Opening Address to New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Conference

Associate health minister Peter DunneThursday 30 October 2014, 4:07PM

New Zealand National Pharmacist Services’ Framework Released

Pharmaceutical Society Thursday 30 October 2014, 11:17AM

National youth mental health unit underway

Minister of Health Jonathan ColemanThursday 30 October 2014, 10:49AM

All systems go with Christchurch Hospital Park & Ride shuttle service

Canterbury District Health Board Wednesday 29 October 2014, 5:18PM

Optimising the role of pharmacists

Minister of Health Jonathan ColemanWednesday 29 October 2014, 4:15PM

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Botox and beauty treatments offered in pharmacy

Tuesday 28 October 2014, 4:19PMBotox and beauty treatments offered in pharmacy
Botox treatments, facials, plus good health and beauty advice, are all part of the package offered at Life Pharmacy St Lukes

Suntan still favourite fashion accessory

Tuesday 28 October 2014, 11:43AMSuntan still favourite fashion accessory
Young New Zealanders know they have a likelihood of getting skin cancer in the future, but believe a suntan makes them look healthy and happy

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

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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