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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...

Bowel Screening Programme resumes

The National Bowel Screening Programme is back in action after coming to a halt during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Dr Nick Tindle, Clinical Lead for the MidCentral DHB National Bowel Screening Programme, said having bowel...

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...

Rotorua firm futureproofs New Zealand’s hand sanitiser supply chain

Rotorua’s Damar Industries has launched SaniHero, a brand of hand sanitisers and related sanitising products. The New Zealand-owned business announced today it has the capacity to produce one million litres of hand sanitiser a month...

Lighting the way to fight COVID-19 and other viruses

AgResearch and its partners have secured funding to develop a unique technology that uses different forms of light to kill the virus causing COVID-19 and other harmful viruses that can linger in commercial and public places. Scientists...

Kiwis stockpile paracetamol, the basis of most calls to National Poisons Centre

While paracetamol was the most common substance of enquiry for calls to the National Poisons Centre in 2018, new research reveals most New Zealanders have large quantities of the painkiller stockpiled in their homes. In...

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...

Op-Ed: Aaron Davy: How misdirected kindness can hamper aid

Goods sent through the generosity of the public in response to an emergency is not a new phenomenon. However the history of emergency responses similar to the Samoa measles epidemic includes numerous examples of...

The $29 million question: Aged care sector questions Ombudsman’s monitoring role

The Office of the Ombudsman has been allocated $29 million over the next four years to fulfil the additional United Nations monitoring obligations identified by the Minister of Justice on 6 June 2018. This involves...

Are pharma companies courting Kiwi nurses?

Nurses are increasingly targeted by pharmaceutical companies around the world and a Wellington academic says that understanding the complexities of marketing should be part of nursing education and healthcare policy in this country. A recent...
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