Revealed: Forged scripts, self prescribing and inappropriate use of ‘dependent drugs’

Forged scripts, self prescribing and inappropriate use of "dependent drugs" are among New Zealand doctors' breaches of professional misconduct.

$7.1m pledged towards new biomedical research hub

Discovering ground-breaking treatments and findings about diseases such as cancer and asthma will be made easier thanks to a $7.1 million pledge towards building a world-class biomedical research hub in Wellington.

InterRAI takes on board 10 recommendations

Cathy Cooney, Chair of the interRAI NZ Governance Board, says the independent review of interRAI and its 10 recommendations are helping to make interRAI more user-friendly and sustainable.

New parental leave policy ‘real bonus’ for caregiver

With the release of a new Bupa parental leave policy, extra support for people like Bianca Archibald, Bupa Merrivale Care Home Caregiver, is a ‘real bonus’ to the start of 2019.

Waikato retirement village residents asked to be wary of door-knocking scam

Waikato retirement village residents are being warned of a scam where strangers knock on doors pretending to be from the local district health board.

Euthanasia and assisted dying: Understanding why people think the way they do

Sara Carbery talks to the lead researcher of a compelling study that sets out to understand why people hold their particular views on euthanasia and assisted dying.

DHB releases details of adverse and mental health death events

Sixteen people died as a result of unintended, unexpected or unplanned events and mental health-related incidents in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board area in the latest reporting period.

Junior doctors announce second nationwide 48-hour strike this month

Junior doctors employed by district health boards have announced they will strike for a second two-day period this month.

1200 Northlanders turned to Quitline last year; New Year numbers up nationally

More than 1000 Northland smokers turned to Quitline for help to give up smoking in the past year.

Resident doctors’ strike to go ahead after mediation fails

Next week's strike is set to take place after junior doctors and DHBs failed to reach agreement after two days of mediated bargaining.
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