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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...

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...

Low adherence to diabetes medication concerning – Otago study

Groups who suffer the highest burden of type 2 diabetes have the lowest level of adherence to effective medication to control it, a University of Otago study has found. Lead author Dr Simon Horsburgh, of...

Kiwis advised to be vigilant around mould growth: new rainfall data

Kiwis living with allergies and respiratory conditions are being advised to be vigilant in watching for signs of mould growth in their homes, with parts of the country experiencing higher than normal rain falls...

Pharmac commits to being more transparent

For the first time, Pharmac is sharing its priority lists for all funding applications for medicines it has assessed but not yet funded. Pharmac’s Chief Executive Sarah Fitt explains, “Until now, we have not shared...

Immunologists receive over $2m for multiple sclerosis and flu vaccine projects

Two Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington immunologists are among the successful recipients of funding from the Health Research Council (HRC) of New Zealand announced yesterday. Professor Anne La Flamme and Dr Lisa Connor from Te Kura Mātauranaga Koiora—School...

WHO’s attempts to link vaping to COVID discredited

The World Health Organization’s attempts to link vaping with COVID-19 have been completely discredited by a significant study out of the United States, says Asia Pacific’s leading Tobacco Harm Reduction consumer advocacy group. Research by...

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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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