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Northland Health Target Data Released

Northland Health Target Data Released

The end of year results of the 2009/10 Health Targets have been published within national and local newspapers and our results show a solid end of year achievement with an overall increase of performance in all areas.

Drug Funding Change Will Save Millions, Says Pharmac

Drug Funding Change Will Save Millions, Says Pharmac

Wellington, Aug 30 NZPA - Government drug funder Pharmac says it will save $24 million over the next five years by changing its funding of a widely-used antipsychotic drug.

Funding Change For Mental Health Medicine To Save $24 Million

Funding Change For Mental Health Medicine To Save $24 Million

Price reductions for antipsychotic medicines will release $24 million of savings over the next five years which PHARMAC can use to fund other medicines, the Government drug funder says.

Payments For Egg And Sperm Donors Suggested

Payments For Egg And Sperm Donors Suggested

Auckland, Aug 31 NZPA - Payments for egg and sperm donors are being suggested to discourage people looking overseas for fertility treatment.

Government Hypocrisy On Suicide

CASPER (Community Action on Suicide Prevention, Education & Research) is accusing the government of hypocrisy following its decision to subsidise anti-smoking drug Champix.

Cigarette Sales Down Since Tax Increase

Cigarette Sales Down Since Tax Increase

Cigarette sales have fallen 15 percent since Parliament raised the tax on cigarettes and tobacco, an anti-smoking lobby group says.

Parliament in April voted 118-4 to raise the tax by 10 percent.

The Flawed Guru - The Body

The Flawed Guru - The Body

The Flawed Guru

Marilyn Crawshaw Visits New Zealand

Marilyn Crawshaw Visits New Zealand

Marilyn is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Policy & Social Work at the University of York, Heslington, York, UK.

Health Targets - Q4 Results Released

Health Targets - Q4 Results Released

Today the Minister of Health released the fourth quarter results of the health targets introduced as a way of improving the performance of health services. The targets provide the health sector, both secondary and primary, with a clear focus for action.

Tauranga Hospital Emergency Department Refurbishment Includes Latest Resuscitation Equipment In New Zealand

Tauranga Hospital Emergency Department Refurbishment Includes Latest Resuscitation Equipment In New Zealand

The recently renovated Emergency Department (ED) at Tauranga Hospital includes three resuscitation bays, one procedure room and an isolation room. The renovations are designed to assist the treatment of critically injured people.