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Pharmac 'looking to fund medicines for lung and ovarian cancer'

Pharmac is considering funding a bundle deal which would give New Zealanders more effective treatment options for lung cancer and ovarian cancer. The bundle deal also includes a new medicine for people with severe eosinophilic asthma.

ProCare supports the Human Rights Commission inquiry into NZ's Pacific Pay Gap

ProCare, New Zealand’s largest network of primary healthcare professionals who look after the largest Pacific population in Auckland, is proud to support the Human Rights Commission inquiry into New Zealand’s Pacific Pay Gap; as according to the Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry, Pacific peoples compri

'Ground-breaking Covid vaccine lab success leads to investment drive'

COVID-19 Vaccine Corporation (CVC) has produced exciting results in its effort to find a COVID-19 vaccine which remains effective across different mutations and variants of the virus.

South Island breast cancer screening mammographers to strike over low pay

Infratil, which owns the Pacific Radiology Group (PRG), has just announced an increase of profits in six months from 27.8 million to 1.08 billion. A massive 3784% increase.

Hira could transform how we experience healthcare - NZHIT

New Zealand Health Information Technology (NZHIT) (https://www.nzhit.nz) chief executive Ryl Jensen says the new Hira programme for health information has the potential to transform people’s experience of healthcare.

Dispensing errors fail professional standards of care - HDC

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Deborah James today released a report finding a pharmacist and pharmacy in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to provide services in accordance with professional standards.

Follow-up tests and appointments essential in timely diagnosis - HDC

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Vanessa Caldwell today released a report finding a general practitioner (GP) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of a woman whose bowel cancer diagnosis was delayed.

Iwi setup mobile Covid response teams - Te Ranga Tupua

Te Ranga Tupua Iwi Collective have setup four mobile covid response teams operating within the Whanganui, RangitÄ«kei, Ruapehu, and South Taranaki regions, following successfully securing funding from Te Arawhiti - the Office for Māori Crown Relations as part of the Government’s Māori C

New study opens doors for immunotherapies for prostate cancer

Recent research from the Malaghan Institute has uncovered a new way prostate cancer could be targeted by immunotherapies.

'Heading to the bach? Flush the water when you arrive'

The good old Kiwi bach is a summer favourite-whether you’re staying in your own or you’ve booked a holiday home. But don’t let unhealthy water spoil your fun.

Be aware, if a property has stood empty for a while, water will have stagnated in the plumbing pipes and fittings.