Pharmac funds first rare disorder medicine

People with the potentially life-threatening blood condition hereditary angioedema (HAE) will be the first to benefit from Pharmac's decision to fund medicines for rare disorders. Pharmac has announced the first medicine it will fund under…

AGENDA FOR THE 54TH MEETING OF THE MEDICINES CLASSIFICATION COMMITTEE

AGENDA FOR THE 54TH MEETING OF THE MEDICINES CLASSIFICATION COMMITTEE TO BE HELD AT THE RYDGES WELLINGTON, 75 FEATHERSTON STREET, PIPITEA, WELLINGTON ON TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2015 AT 9:30 AM 1 WELCOME 2 APOLOGIES 3 CONFIRMATION…

TPP: Key admits medicine costs will rise

Prime Minister John Key has conceded New Zealand will have to pay more for some medicines under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) but he says patients will not be disadvantaged. Mr Key said despite the probability that some medicines would…

Medicine disposal 'a national disaster'

All over New Zealand, people are disposing of surplus pills in ways they shouldn't - and the impact on the environment may be far greater than we realise. Official advice may be to drop surplus medicines back to the local pharmacy, but instead,…

Pharmacy Guild disappointed over oral contraceptive decision

Pharmacy Guild disappointed over oral contraceptive decision picture from:http://www.pharmacytoday.co.nz//media/811628/pharmacist_holding_array_of_pills__web_.jpg   The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is extremely disappointed…

New Kiwi research disputes medicine's one-heart-fits-all approach

New Kiwi research disputes medicine's one-heart-fits-all approach   picture from:http://ppt.cc/bfGUe Some people are literally bigger-hearted than others, a Kiwi researcher has found. Despite a person's heart size being critical in diagnosing…

Hunt on for the saviour of antibiotic medicine

Hunt on for the saviour of antibiotic medicine   picture from:http://cdn.3news.co.nz/3news/AM/2015/6/18/b6ad67cf-4c03-4a41-b84d-47cad4255aa3/antibiotics.jpg?width=700 With bacteria becoming increasingly resilient to modern medicine, there…

Pharmacy Awards Night - Saturday 9th June 2012

Reference: http://www.psnz.org.nz/public/home/forthcoming_events.aspx -- Pharmacy Awards Night - Saturday 9th June 2012 The ProPharma-Pharmacy Today sponsored awards night preceeds our Auckland Symposia and is also being held at the Langham…

PSNZ Regional Symposia Series - Mark your diary NOW!!

Reference: http://www.psnz.org.nz/public/home/forthcoming_events.aspx -- PSNZ Regional Symposia Series - Mark your diary NOW!! For $100 including GST, come and join us at the upcoming Society Regional Symposia.  Clincial topics for…

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FOR PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND

Reference: http://www.psnz.org.nz/public/home/index.aspx -- NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FOR PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND Time:         12 Noon-to be confirmed Date:         …