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Three New Members Appointed To Pharmac Advisory Committee

Three New Members Appointed To Pharmac Advisory Committee

PHARMAC is welcoming the appointment of three new members to the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC).

PTAC provides expert clinical advice on medicine funding applications being considered by PHARMAC.

How To Flourish In The Festive Season

How To Flourish In The Festive Season

For many people, Christmas and New Year is a time for giving, relaxing and spending time with loved ones but for others it can be a time of loneliness and financial stress.

Legal Party Pill Causes Brain Haemorrhage - Study

Legal Party Pill Causes Brain Haemorrhage - Study

A Canterbury man who suffered a brain haemorrhage after taking legal party pills has become the first recorded case of anyone suffering serious complications from the stimulant DMAA.

Tribunal Offers Rehabilitation For Rogue Doctor

Tribunal Offers Rehabilitation For Rogue Doctor

Wellington, Dec 21 NZPA - An Auckland doctor who worked without a current practising certificate and also while he was suspended has avoided being struck off.

Nurse Guilty Of Misconduct Over Affair With Patient's Husband

Wellington, Dec 21 NZPA - A registered nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for having an affair with the husband of a cancer patient she was treating.

Cancer Survival Rate Improves

Cancer Survival Rate Improves

Cancer survival rates improved in the 10 years to 2007, according to a Ministry of Health report released today.

Latest Quit Smoking Device Available In Selected Pharmacies For Christmas

Latest Quit Smoking Device Available In Selected Pharmacies For Christmas

New Zealand pharmacies have another tool to help 600,000 New Zealanders to quit smoking this Christmas. Elusion Cigarette Company has reached an agreement with Pharmacy Brands to distribute e-cigarettes though its nationwide network of Amcal, Care Chemist, Unichem and Life Pharmacies.

Strong Relationships Key To Preventing Sucicide

Strong Relationships Key To Preventing Sucicide

Wellington, Dec 21 NZPA - The Mental Health Foundation is emphasising the importance of strong family relationships in preventing youth suicide, following the release of suicide statistics yesterday.

Survival Of NZ Cancer Patients Improves

Survival Of NZ Cancer Patients Improves

Survival of New Zealand adults with cancer has improved in the 10 years to 2007, according to a report released today by the Ministry of Health.

DHB Expands Virtual Skin Cancer Clinic

DHB Expands Virtual Skin Cancer Clinic

People concerned with growths or changes on their skin can expect quicker diagnosis through teledermatology as Waikato DHB expands its virtual skin cancer clinic with MoleMap.