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Arthritis Sufferers Finally Granted Second Medication Option

Arthritis Sufferers Finally Granted Second Medication Option

November 1st brings another medication option for those New Zealanders who suffer with severe Psoriatic Arthritis (PA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) with a second biologic option being funded.

Shock Over Woman's "Do-Not-Resuscitate" Order

Shock Over Woman's "Do-Not-Resuscitate" Order

Wellington, NZPA - Palmerston North Hospital's emergency department is being investigated after a doctor filled out a "do not resuscitate" order for an 85-year-old woman, allegedly without consent.

Study Shows Plain Packets, Big Warnings Discourage Smoking

Study Shows Plain Packets, Big Warnings Discourage Smoking

Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - Plain packaging and bigger health warnings may be the key to convincing people to give up smoking, according to new research from the University of Otago.

Ministry Of Health Commends Providers Selected For Whānau Ora Collectives

Acting Director General of Health, Andrew Bridgman, today congratulated members of the 25 provider collectives who have been selected to move to the next stage of making the Government's Whānau Ora programme a reality.

Ministry Of Health Commends Providers Selected For Whanau Ora Collectives

Ministry Of Health Commends Providers Selected For Whanau Ora Collectives

Acting Director General of Health, Andrew Bridgman, today congratulated members of the 25 provider collectives who have been selected to move to the next stage of making the Government's Whanau Ora programme a reality.

Doctor Censured For Forging Prescriptions

Doctor Censured For Forging Prescriptions

Wellington, Oct 28 NZPA - A doctor has been censured and must comply with conditions on her practice for two years after admitting professional misconduct for forging scripts and obtaining the weight loss drug Reductil (sibutramine).

Review On Fate Of Dunedin Neurosurgery

Review On Fate Of Dunedin Neurosurgery

Wellington, NZPA - A report on whether neurosurgery services will be retained in Dunedin is to be made available to South Island district health boards DHBs tomorrow.

Doctor Admits Reductil Forgery

Doctor Admits Reductil Forgery

A doctor is appearing before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal today [28 October] facing charges relating to forgery and obtaining of Reductil (sibutramine).

Neurosurgery Report Gets Closer - Kind Of

Neurosurgery Report Gets Closer - Kind Of

The expert neurosurgery panel's draft report will be made available to South Island DHBs tomorrow [29 October] for fact checking.

Improved Primary Care In Waitemata District Under New PHO Model

Improved Primary Care In Waitemata District Under New PHO Model

In a move to further improve primary care in the district, Waitemata District Health Board is streamlining the number of Primary Health Organisations (PHOs) from six to two and creating a new Maori organisation.