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Pharmac confirms 'primidone to stay the same'

Pharmac is pleased to confirm that there will be no change in primidone tablets, a treatment used for the management of seizures and epilepsy.

Epilepsy NZ pleased with Pharmac decision

Epilepsy New Zealand (ENZ) welcomes the news that users of the anti-seizure medication Primidone will not have to change their tablets.

Strengthened testing immediate focus - Health Ministry

Increased surveillance testing in healthcare, border, quarantine and essential workers is a key focus to help stamp out Auckland’s delta COVID-19 outbreak.

Doctors stand up for vaccination - RACP

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) tautoko the call of ‘Doctors Stand Up For Vaccinations’ in presenting a united and evidence-based voice to the people of Aotearoa New Zealand in support of vaccination against COVID-19 for all eligible New Zealanders.

College of GPs comes out against Ivermectin for COVID-19 treatment

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is urging the public to be smart about misinformation highlighting untested and unapproved treatments of COVID-19, such as Ivermectin.

System-wide approach needed to prepare for more Covid cases - ACEM

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM; the College) is calling for whole of healthcare system approaches to prepare for and manage greater numbers of COVID-19 cases across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

NZ's tocilizumab supply to be paused - Pharmac

Pharmac has today announced that Roche, the global pharmaceutical company which provides tocilizumab, will not provide New Zealand with product for the next three months, due to massive demand worldwide.

'Virology experts must look at extra gym safeguards first'

A leading New Zealand exercise expert has slammed virology experts who have not looked at extra safeguards and precautionary gym efforts first.

PSA takes legal action against South Canterbury DHB

The Public Service Association filed legal action on Friday to ensure home support workers, left in the lurch by the termination of a private contract, can transition to new employers with the same terms and conditions.

Terrorist ideologies 'are not symptoms of mental illness'

Terrorist ideologies are not symptoms of mental illness.

It’s as simple as that.