New drug access scheme gives hope to NZ cancer patients

A proposed new drug access scheme would mean cancer patients in New Zealand could be treated with new and emerging medicines much sooner.

Special cafes and approved retail outlets proposed for legal cannabis market

People will vote on a proposal for a legal cannabis market in 2020 with tightly controlled rules

National releases cannabis referendum options ahead of Cabinet discussion

The National Party says it has been leaked the entire Cabinet paper on cannabis decriminalisation options ahead of its discussion by Cabinet Ministers tomorrow.

Pharmac changes funding processes for greater transparency

Government drug-buying agency Pharmac will remove a load of applications for drug funding from its waiting list because it is unlikely to ever approve them.

Junior doctors strike about working conditions, not money – doctor

Starting today, up-to 3000 junior doctors will partake in a five-day strike.

Calls flood mental health helplines after Christchurch terror attacks

Mental health helplines have been inundated with calls from people traumatised by the Christchurch terror attacks.

Business as usual while Govt works through vocational reforms

It’s very much business as usual for industry training organisation Careerforce as the Government works through the proposed Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) submissions.

Opinion: Ian Powell – The stakes are high in Resident Doctor and DHB dispute

Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Ian Powell says it is in the public interest for the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to help resolve the disputes between Resident Doctors and District Health Boards.

Major international health conference starts in Rotorua

The largest international conference hosted in Rotorua has started welcoming more than 1200 health delegates from around the world.

Commitment to rural health hubs delights sector

The organisation representing rural doctors and nurses said the Minister of Health’s commitment to rural health training hubs had the opportunity to revolutionise rural health service delivery in New Zealand.



Sponsored: Why the mitochondria are becoming the next big health topic

Health consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of cellular dysfunction when it comes to healthy aging and managing health issues