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Candace Kinser appointed chair of Helius Therapeutics

Candace Kinser has been appointed chair of the board at Helius Therapeutics. The accomplished chief executive and non-executive board director brings significant experience in high-growth start-ups, technology transformation, healthcare, biotech, and agribusiness commercialisation. Ms Kinser (left)...

Otago researcher discovers first brain marker for an anxiety disorder

A University of Otago researcher has discovered a brain signal that will help improve the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders. Professor Neil McNaughton and his team from the Department of Psychology have completed the...

University of Otago appoints new Dentistry Dean

Professor Paul Cooper is probably the only person to have worked in the two newest dental school buildings on the planet. He is the newly appointed Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University...

Entries are open for the New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri...

Entries are now open for the 2022 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora, New Zealand’s only national, independent primary healthcare awards. This year has once again shown us how critical the...

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...

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,...

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...

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