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Greencross Hopes NZ Law Commission Continues Supporting Medical Cannabis

Greencross Hopes NZ Law Commission Continues Supporting Medical Cannabis

Greencross Auckland said it hopes the Law Commission will continue supporting legal access to medical cannabis in its final report on New Zealand's drug laws due out any day.

Plain Tobacco Packaging A Step In The Right Direction

Plain Tobacco Packaging A Step In The Right Direction

Youthline supports the New Zealand governments plan to follow in Australia's footsteps and draft legislation requiring tobacco to be sold in plain packaging.

"Sore Throats Matter"

"Sore Throats Matter"

Northland District Health Board's medical officer of health of Health Dr Clair Mills is urging Northland parents to take a sore throat seriously after notification of four cases of acute rheumatic fever in northland in the past two weeks.

World Physicians Intensify Campaign Against Smoking

World Physicians Intensify Campaign Against Smoking

The World Medical Association will step up its fight against smoking with proposals to ban the production, distribution and sale of candy products that depict or resemble tobacco products.

Take-Home Bowel Cancer Screening Test Will Save Lives

Take-Home Bowel Cancer Screening Test Will Save Lives

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes the bowel screening programme launched by Pharmacybrands in Wellington today.

Impreial Tobacco: Display Ban "Unreasonable"

Impreial Tobacco: Display Ban "Unreasonable"

Statement from Imperial Tobacco.

Imperial Tobacco supports reasonable, proportionate and evidence-based regulation of tobacco products.

Boil Water Notice Lifted Across Christchurch

Boil Water Notice Lifted Across Christchurch

The boil water notice that has been in place across Christchurch since the February 22 earthquake has today (April 8) been lifted by the National Controller of Civil Defence John Hamilton.

Immunisation Vital For Protection Of New Zealand Communities

News of six cases of English measles being confirmed in Hastings has prompted Plunket to restate the importance of immunisation.

Improvements To The NZ Cancer Registry

Improvements To The NZ Cancer Registry

A letter has been sent to 14,689 medical practitioners to ensure they are aware of the proposed improvements to the NZ Cancer Registry, announced by Minister Ryall in early February. The letter was sent by the Cancer Registry Board.

NZNO Wants More Nurses To Be Able To Prescribe

NZNO Wants More Nurses To Be Able To Prescribe

NZNO has given a cautious welcome to today's (April 7) Ministerial announcement that a group of registered nurses working in diabetes health will be able to independently prescribe medications for their patients.