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PSA and PSNZ Sign Historic Agreement

Wednesday, 30 March 2011, 5:09 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand today signed a historic strategic alliance to lead in building the capacity of the profession and driving a greater role for pharmacists in the health-care systems ... More >>

Action Plan to Fight Methamphetamine

Friday, 9 October 2009, 9:11 am | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society (the Society) supports many of the measures announced today by the Prime Minister that the Government will implement to combat methamphetamine abuse in New Zealand. More >>

UK acquisition for New Zealand Pharmaceuticals

Thursday, 3 September 2009, 12:10 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

Palmerston North, New Zealand. (3 September 2009): New Zealand Pharmaceuticals Ltd (NZP) has purchased Dextra Laboratories which was a UK subsidiary of the drug development company, Summit Plc. More >>

New National Framework for Pharmacist Services

Monday, 4 May 2009, 4:08 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of NZ – the Professional Voice of Pharmacy – says pharmacists are well placed to help people manage their medicines properly and support doctors clinically. More >>

Tamiflu and Influenza

Friday, 1 May 2009, 3:45 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

Tamiflu is a prescription medicine, which may be sold by pharmacists from 1 May to 30 September each year in order to treat seasonal influenza in a consumer of at least 12 years of age presenting in a pharmacy with early symptoms of influenza. More >>

Pharmacists’ Skills Recognised in Govt Strategy

Friday, 14 December 2007, 11:08 am | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society welcomes the release of the Government’s medicines strategy – Medicines New Zealand, and congratulates the United Future Party for initiating the moves to develop it. The strategy aims to ensure the best health outcomes from ... More >>

New Research Prompts Call for Ibuprofen Review

Tuesday, 7 February 2006, 9:53 am | Pharmaceutical Society

AUCKLAND, Feb. 6 /MediaNet International-AsiaNet/ -- New Zealanders should check that ibuprofen is suitable for them before self-selecting it from supermarket shelves and regulators should re-consider their decision to make ibuprofen available in supermarkets ... More >>

Society Agrees With Commissioner On Med Mix-Up

Thursday, 3 November 2005, 5:43 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The President of the Pharmaceutical Society Mr Chris Budgen today agreed with the Health and Disability Commissioner that having a clinical pharmacist available on hospital ward rounds is one of the most effective ways of decreasing medication errors. More >>

Patient Choice for Asthma Inhalers

Wednesday, 18 May 2005, 9:14 am | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc (the Society) welcomes Pharmac’s decision to review its plan to make Salamol the sole-supply salbutamol aerosol medicine for asthma patients. More >>

Success in closing source of methamphetamine

Friday, 15 October 2004, 9:21 am | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society is pleased that greater vigilance by its members is making it harder for criminals to buy pseudoephedrine-containing flu and allergy medicines from pharmacies, said Richard Townley, CEO of the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand ... More >>

Pharmacists Highly Qualified To Provide Xenical

Monday, 28 June 2004, 10:03 am | Pharmaceutical Society

Wellington, 25 June 2004 – The Pharmaceutical Society supports the reclassification of Xenical from a prescription medicine to a restricted (pharmacist-only) medicine and rejects suggestions that pharmacists are not qualified for the role. More >>

Pharmacists welcome extra funding for trainees

Monday, 20 October 2003, 10:36 am | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society has welcomed the injection of funding from district health boards to ensure pharmacists can afford to take on student pharmacists in their final year of training. More >>

Confusion surrounds new bulk-dispensing rules

Wednesday, 1 October 2003, 4:30 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society fears that the public could end up paying the full cost of subsidised medicines because of the confusion surrounding new bulk-dispensing rules which take effect tomorrow. More >>

Pharmacy students face training crisis

Thursday, 4 September 2003, 2:15 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The pharmacy profession is facing a crisis in finding enough places for student pharmacists to complete their training. More >>

Disappointed by PHARMAC’s dispensing decision

Thursday, 10 July 2003, 2:38 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

Pharmaceutical Society Chief Executive and Registrar Joan Baas said the Society fears that one of the outcomes of this move is that many people will lose access to their local pharmacy. More >>

Three-Month Dispensing Not As Simple As It Sounds

Friday, 30 May 2003, 1:08 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

Pharmac's proposal to return to three-month dispensing for the bulk of medicines is not as simple as it sounds, the Pharmaceutical Society says. More >>