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PHARMAC confirms their new way of contracting for medicines  

PHARMAC is standardising the way medicines are contracted, providing better support to healthcare professionals when they are prescribing medicines for their patients. “I am pleased to confirm that the Principal Supply Status approach will be implemented...

PHARMAC acknowledges the work of pharmacists

As millions of pharmacists celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Pharmacists Day today, PHARMAC Chief Executive Sarah Fitt acknowledges the extraordinary work done by New Zealand pharmacists and pharmacy staff this year. “It feels appropriate...

Online therapy for people who stutter continues after lockdown

With the move to Alert Level 4, technology became an essential way to communicate and the only way for those who stutter to access specialist services. The Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust (START) has been...

PHARMAC considering a new way of contracting for medicines

Consultation has gone out today to health professionals and is available on PHARMAC’s website for anyone wanting to have their say about its annual tender process and a proposal to modify its contracting arrangements. Every...

NZDA congratulates Kiwi winner of International College of Dentists grant

New Zealand dentist Dr Haneen Alayan has been awarded the 2020 International College of Dentists (ICD) Young Dentists Volunteer grant. Haneen works as a dentist in Gore and teaches dental students at the University of...

Women’s unit opens at Palmerston North Hospital

Women will now have their own dedicated space in Palmerston North Hospital for surgical recovery and assessments with the opening of the new Women’s Assessment and Surgical Unit (WASU). Opened with a blessing on Tuesday...

Otago scientist joins international call for care in developing COVID-19 treatments

As scientists worldwide scramble to develop a drug to prevent COVID-19, a University of Otago scientist has helped to create an international guidance statement urging caution in developing treatments. Dr Daniel Wright is a senior...

NZ parents concerned children could catch COVID-19 at school – Otago study

Parents of school-aged children were very concerned that their children may catch COVID-19 if schools were reopened at Alert Level 3 despite no evidence supporting this view, a new University of Otago, Christchurch, study...

New grants give mid-career researchers a funding boost

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has capped off a month of research investment with nearly $3 million awarded to mid-career researchers for studies that address significant health issues. The Consolidator Grants will...

Upping the ante on vaccine development

Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington Associate Professor Bridget Stocker has received a significant funding boost for vaccine research that has potential to help with diseases ranging from bowel cancer to COVID-19. Associate Professor Stocker...

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