People with a prescription will be able to pick up medicinal cannabis from a pharmacy under legislation introduced today.
Confidence from the Prime Minister that the End of Life Choice Bill will pass.
Hāpai Te Hauora has criticised the Asthma foundation for scaremongering as lobbying pressure builds over how e-cigarettes will be regulated by the new Government.
Registered addiction practitioners have been signed off by the Health Minister to be regarded as health professionals under the new Substance Addiction Act, says their association and registration body.
Cutting back liquor sale hours could reduce the Far North's high level of alcohol-related harm, a public health expert says.
Advocates for children’s health and wellbeing have generally welcomed the Government’s Families Package as taking first steps to reducing preventable health problems linked to poverty.
Labour's Families Package will kick in from July next year and is forecast to almost halve the number of children living in poverty.