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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...

Pharmac funds new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis to support people impacted by tocilizumab stock...

Pharmac has funded upadacitinib tablets as an alternative treatment for New Zealanders with severe rheumatoid arthritis, who are impacted by the tocilizumab stock shortage. “In New Zealand, about 400 people currently use Pharmac-funded tocilizumab for...

Helius celebrates female leadership in cannabis sector 

Helius Therapeutics is taking time to reflect on Suffrage Day. On 19 September 1893, New Zealand became the first nation in the world to grant women the right to vote. Now 128 years on, New Zealand...

Limiting the impact on Kiwis as API leaves the NZ market

Pharmac is working hard to limit the impact on over one million Kiwis who currently take funded API Consumer Brands (API) medicines, following their announcement that they are leaving the New Zealand market. API announced...

Time for system-wide change: Dr David Beaumont – Positive Medicine

Dr. David Beaumont has spent many years working in the health system — both in New Zealand and in the UK — and is calling for a shift in the system. The delivery of healthcare is...

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...

Physiotherapy’s vital role in treating long COVID

As more about the effects of long COVID is learnt, it is apparent that cardio-respiratory physiotherapists have an essential role in helping people recover from the virus, a University of Otago physiotherapy specialist says. Dr...

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,...

Cataract surgery top target for reducing emissions in health care

When it comes to reducing the country’s carbon emissions, most of us will be looking to the energy and transport sectors, or to agriculture. But Dr Jesse Gale, a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University...

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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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