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Cystic fibrosis medicine added to Pharmac’s options for investment list

Pharmac has announced that Vertex’s triple combination modulator therapy, known in some countries as Trikafta, has been added to the priority list of medicines it would like to fund. In July this year, pharmaceutical company...

Pharmac negotiates deal for molnupiravir to treat COVID-19

Pharmac has negotiated an agreement with supplier Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) to purchase the antiviral molnupiravir. It will be used to treat New Zealanders with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms, subject to the...

Candace Kinser appointed chair of Helius Therapeutics

Candace Kinser has been appointed chair of the board at Helius Therapeutics. The accomplished chief executive and non-executive board director brings significant experience in high-growth start-ups, technology transformation, healthcare, biotech, and agribusiness commercialisation. Ms Kinser (left)...

Data confirms rural areas falling behind in COVID-19 vaccination rates

COVID-19 vaccination rates in rural areas in New Zealand are significantly lower than in urban areas, an analysis of data by University of Otago researchers reveals. Associate Professor Garry Nixon and his team from the...

Otago researcher discovers first brain marker for an anxiety disorder

A University of Otago researcher has discovered a brain signal that will help improve the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders. Professor Neil McNaughton and his team from the Department of Psychology have completed the...

University of Otago appoints new Dentistry Dean

Professor Paul Cooper is probably the only person to have worked in the two newest dental school buildings on the planet. He is the newly appointed Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University...

Entries are open for the New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri...

Entries are now open for the 2022 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora, New Zealand’s only national, independent primary healthcare awards. This year has once again shown us how critical the...

Aotearoa’s maternity system found to “privilege whiteness” 

A study undertaken as part of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Whānau Manaaki research programme shows that evidence-based medical care is systematically advantaging and privileging outcomes for some women within Aotearoa New Zealand’s maternity...

Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

MidCentral DHB is reminding women, partners, friends and whānau of the harmful impact that alcohol can have on unborn babies during pregnancy. September, the ninth month of the year, is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder awareness...

Accuracy of DHB figures questioned by University of Otago study

The accuracy of District Health Board (DHB) data on the use of consultants and contractors has been questioned by an Otago University research team. The research team from the University’s Centre for Health Systems and...

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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

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