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Physician Assistants Seen As Means To Rein In Health Costs

Physician Assistants Seen As Means To Rein In Health Costs

ANZCA is monitoring closely a pilot programme in northern New Zealand where two surgical physician assistants - i.e. health professionals without medical degrees who take on tasks normally done by surgeons - have been employed.

More Access To Blood-Thinning Drug For Heart Patients

More Access To Blood-Thinning Drug For Heart Patients

More access for heart patients to the blood-thinning drug clopidogrel is to be available from next month, following a major price reduction negotiated by the Government's drug-buying agency Pharmac.

Open Access To Blood-Thinning Drug For Heart Patients

Open Access To Blood-Thinning Drug For Heart Patients

The heart drug clopidogrel is to have open access from next month, following a major price reduction negotiated by PHARMAC.

Charity Touched By Surgeon's Generosity

Charity Touched By Surgeon's Generosity

When Auckland's Dr Percy Pease received US$10,000 from the international arm of Variety - The Children's Charity in 2008 as part of the Sir James Carreras award, it was due reward for the thousands of hours he has donated to the New Zealand chapter of the charity.

Greens: Government Has No Plan To Combat Poverty-related Illness

Greens: Government Has No Plan To Combat Poverty-related Illness

Research on rheumatic fever rates in Northland shows the need to guarantee health essentials for all New Zealanders, the Green Party said today.

President Clinton Hospitalised

Former President Bill Clinton underwent heart surgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Friends of Hillary - New Zealand is a close and committed supporter of the entire Clinton family.

A Generation Of Kids Will Be Lost - New Zealand Must Do More

16,000 children are dying from hunger every day because food aid is now at its lowest level in twenty years, but the National government remains determined not to use our aid for 'poverty reduction," says Progressive leader and MP Jim Anderton.