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PHARMAC seeking views on widened access to juvenile idiopathic arthritis medicines

PHARMAC is looking at widening access to three funded treatments – adalimumab, etanercept and tocilizumab – to enable more young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis to benefit from these medicines. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is an...

PHARMAC seeking views on new type 2 diabetes medicines

PHARMAC is looking at funding two new oral medicines with substantial health benefits for the 50,000 New Zealanders with type 2 diabetes. The medicines are empagliflozin (brand name Jardiance), empagliflozin with metformin (brand name Jardiamet),...

Cochlear implants: Are we meeting the standard of care in New Zealand?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5oaQv2ock8&t=7s Michel Neeff, ENT and Cochlear Implant Surgeon, questions why only 1 in 20 adults in New Zealand are getting access to life-changing cochlear implant technology. For over 30 years in New Zealand, cochlear implants have...

Kaiāwhina to guide the next 5-year Action Plan for the Kaiāwhina workforce

The first and formative 5-year Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan 2015-2020 concluded in June 2020, having helped to build an enduring foundation for the future of the Kaiāwhina workforce. The term ‘Kaiāwhina’ is a taonga (treasure)...

Alcohol-related assaults in NZ decline after restrictions on late-night alcohol sales

The number of people hospitalised because of assaults over the weekend reduced significantly following restrictions on late-night alcohol sales, new research from the University of Otago shows. Following the introduction of regulations in 2013, which...

Non-medical, reusable fabric masks: layers and fabric structures dominate performance

Guidance on factors to consider when choosing or creating a non-medical, reusable fabric mask, from the University of Otago’s leading expert on fibre and textile sciences. Professor Raechel Laing, Clothing and Textile Sciences, says controlled...

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...

New report asks if the government should be buying medicines for Kiwis

Should the government buy medicines for people who could afford the drugs themselves? This is one question asked in a new report by think tank The New Zealand Initiative. Written by Bryce Wilkinson, the report...

Media coverage fostered support for gun control in wake of mosque shootings, study finds

Media coverage of the March 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings contributed to an increase in public support for gun control, a study by researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington, has found. The researchers studied print...

Research to help inform Māori decisions ahead of cannabis referendum

Rangatahi Māori are more likely to use cannabis or be dependent on it and more likely to be negatively affected by cannabis laws, compared with their non-Māori peers. That is the message from a recently...

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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