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Fifth Patient Level Recall For 2010

Fifth Patient Level Recall For 2010

Medsafe has advised the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) that there will be a patient level recall of one batch of Novo Nordisk's GlucaGen® Hypokit 1mg injection. This is the fifth recall for 2010.

Hawke's Bay DHB Improves Results In National Health Targets

Hawke's Bay DHB Improves Results In National Health Targets

Massive improvements in three of the heath targets, released today, as well as solid consistently high achievements in the three others is a reflection of Hawke's Bay District Health Board's work to deliver better health services from the health sector to the community.

Tobacco Company Denies YouTube Stealth Marketing

Tobacco Company Denies YouTube Stealth Marketing

By Adam Roberts for NZPA

Wellington, Aug 26, NZPA - British American Tobacco (BAT) has denied claims it uses video-sharing website YouTube to market its products, as research released today from Otago University claimed.

Good Improvement, Could Do Better

Good Improvement, Could Do Better

If Waikato DHB were a rugby team the coach would be telling the players they did okay but could do better when it comes to health targets, chief executive Craig Climo says.

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 203

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 203

Influenza H1N1 activity is continuing across the country, with variable rates of infection according to geographic region. Hawke's Bay has been experiencing the highest rates of influenza-like illness, with many people visiting their GP.

A New Start For Forensic Service, Patients

A New Start For Forensic Service, Patients

The Midland Regional Forensic Psychiatric Service was officially relaunched in Hamilton today, with new facilities, a new model of care and a new name.

Prostate Now The Most Common Cancer In New Zealand Men

Prostate Now The Most Common Cancer In New Zealand Men

Next week marks the launch of Blue September, international prostate cancer awareness month. Countries worldwide are encouraging people to "get blue" and face up to a disease that figures now show is the most common cancer in New Zealand men.

Ryall: Targets Results Show Big Health Improvements

Ryall: Targets Results Show Big Health Improvements

"The first full year of the Government's new Health Targets show District Health Boards are delivering more frontline services for our significant investment in the public health service," Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Hornby Community Dental Clinic Opens

A new community dental clinic opened in Hornby's Hei Hei Road this week.

The clinic is part of a major change to the way oral health care services are being delivered by Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) to primary and intermediate school children across the country.

Tobacco Firms Using Youtube To Market Their Products - Study

Tobacco Firms Using Youtube To Market Their Products - Study

By Adam Roberts for NZPA

Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - Tobacco companies have turned to video-sharing website YouTube to market their products, new research from Otago University has revealed.