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Helius forms advanced medicinal cannabis collaboration

New Zealand’s largest licenced medicinal cannabis company, Helius Therapeutics, has signed an agreement with Auckland University of Technology (AUT). It will see Helius working with AUT academics and doctoral students, researching and developing advanced medicinal cannabis products. The announcement follows...

Apprentice develops pūrākau to address mental illness stigma and discrimination

Stigma and discrimination against people with mental distress or illness is still very much a problem and people’s negative view of those with a mental illness often comes from a lack of understanding. People...

Pharmac confirms primidone to stay the same

Pharmac is pleased to confirm that there will be no change in primidone tablets, a treatment used for the management of seizures and epilepsy. In June Pharmac put out a consultation on the supply of an...

Low-sensory vaccination clinic launching in Palmerston North

MidCentral DHB (MDHB) will run its first low-sensory vaccination clinic on Thursday 16 September, 2021, at the Milson Community Centre in Palmerston North. This clinic offers a vaccination opportunity for those who have sensory needs,...

Covid-19: Extended lockdown puts addicts at risk – Mental health expert

Mental health experts are warning the extended lockdown could have a severe and immediate impact on those battling addictions to food, alcohol, drugs and smoking. Addictions counsellor Leanne French says while lockdowns are an essential...

Drug Foundation turns to Givealittle to fund life-saving overdose medicine

The NZ Drug Foundation is calling for donations to help them distribute a life-saving medication they have been spending years calling for. The organisation has set up a Givealittle page to help fund the distribution of...

Call for pharmacists to get ahead of medicinal cannabis surge

New Zealand’s over 3,500 practising pharmacists need to urgently familiarise themselves with medicinal cannabis. Patient enquiries and demand are set to surge when Kiwi-made products come onto the market later this year, says one...

Helius gains NZ’s first licence to manufacture cannabis medicines

New Zealand’s largest licenced medicinal cannabis company, Helius Therapeutics, has been issued with the industry’s first GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) Licence to Manufacture Medicines by MedSafe. It allows the company to begin manufacturing locally made medicines for New Zealand...

World-first finding offers hope for psychosis sufferers

University of Otago scientists have opened the door to improved treatment of brain dysfunction which causes psychosis. Dr Ryan Ward (left), of the Department of Psychology, says he and a team of researchers have been...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – My love affair with testing

Forgive me, but I was a biochemist before becoming a doctor and biochemists love to test! Functional lab testing has revolutionised my practice and been a powerful tool to help me show patients the...

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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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