New recall code no clearer on compensation

New recall code no clearer on compensation
Thursday 29 January 2015, 1:01PM

A new guide on recalls for medicines and medical devices does not address the issue of compensation for pharmacists

Wellington pharmacies sharpen up needles disposal

Wednesday 28 January 2015, 3:15PMWellington pharmacies sharpen up needles disposal
Wellington pharmacies are at the forefront of a new needles-disposal system, designed to safely dispose of medical waste

Common drugs linked with dementia risk in US study

Wednesday 28 January 2015, 11:34AMCommon drugs linked with dementia risk in US study
Anticholinergics taken at high doses or for a long time can significantly increase a patient’s risk of dementia, a large US study has found

Harm from high-risk meds in the spotlight

Wednesday 28 January 2015, 9:51AMHarm from high-risk meds in the spotlight
Reducing patient harm from high-risk medicines is the aim of a new medications’ safety series for health professionals, including pharmacists

Medsafe rejects reclassification for cold and flu meds

Wednesday 28 January 2015, 9:32AMMedsafe rejects reclassification for cold and flu meds
Pharmacies will still have to compete with grocery stores to sell cold and flu medications which combine paracetamol with phenylephrine
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More children receiving B4 School Checks

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman Thursday 29 January 2015, 12:27PM

$2.77m to support newly qualified midwifes

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman Wednesday 28 January 2015, 3:41PM

Pharmacies provide sharp relief for Hutt Valley and Wellington patients

Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast District Health Boards Wednesday 28 January 2015, 9:58AM

Reducing harm from high-risk medicines ‘one step’ at a time

Health Quality & Safety Commission Tuesday 27 January 2015, 4:32PM
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Fish-oil study renews calls for regulation

Friday 23 January 2015, 10:49AMFish-oil study renews calls for regulation
A new study exposing inaccuracies in fish-oil supplement labels has renewed calls for tighter regulation of the natural products industry

Fish-oil supplements less than what labels claim (Updated)

Thursday 22 January 2015, 9:07AMFish-oil supplements less than what labels claim (Updated)
New Zealand researchers have found fish-oil supplements sold here do not stack up to their omega-3 label claims

NZ-made serum wins big in New York

Wednesday 14 January 2015, 4:59PMNZ-made serum wins big in New York
A new serum, hailing from New Zealand, has been named “Product of the Year” by a New York website
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Commission approves baby products merger

Thursday 29 January 2015, 3:18PMCommission approves baby products merger
UK-based baby product manufacturer Mayborn is cleared to take over the Tommee Tippee brand, the Commerce Commission announced today (29 January)

Health insurance to reduce pressure on health spend

Wednesday 21 January 2015, 4:44PMHealth insurance to reduce pressure on health spend
New Zealand needs to curb public spending on healthcare and should focus on health insurance to help tackle the issue, urges the health insurance industry body

Health companies recognised for international business

Wednesday 21 January 2015, 1:28PMHealth companies recognised for international business
Three New Zealand companies which make health products have been recognised as some of the country’s top business leaders
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Samoan pharmacist keen to spread the word

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Santoria Utufua-Leavai admits she knew little about pharmacy a decade ago when she began studying at the University of Otago, and now she’s returning for postgraduate study and is passionate about her career

Personal touch earns accolade

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Senior lecturer Prasad Nishtala, who has won this year’s Otago University Students Association’s New Supervisor of the Year award, considers the success, or otherwise, of his PhD students rests with him

New clinical lecturer on kidney disease research mission

Monday 01 December 2014, 11:10AMNew clinical lecturer on kidney disease research mission
There are limited models to study the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease, so new Otago School of Pharmacy lecturer, Vishal Diwan, set about developing one
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The increased workload of more 'non-stat' items needs to be very carefully evaluated. Dispensary wor...Sally Ann Reynolds on Stat dispensing signalled to change
This doesnt seem that special.. except probably Wellington folk, this system has been in place aroun...Charles Walker on Wellington pharmacies sharpen up needles disposal
I am in total agreement with your comments. We have moved from the days when there was 'one man - on...John Dunlop on Where have all the skilled pharmacists gone?
I think the message here Simon is that pharmacy practice needs to move into a collaborative environm...John Dunlop on Where have all the skilled pharmacists gone?
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