Medicine wastage is a significant problem in New Zealand, with large quantities of subsidised medicines dispensed, but never used.
Modified-release melatonin is an unsubsidised medicine that is approved for, and moderately effective at,
improving sleep quality in adults with insomnia; other formulations...
Testosterone supplementation may be an appropriate treatment for males with clinical
features of androgen deficiency and...
This month we release a range of resources aimed at falls prevention within the community,
developed in partnership with the (HQSC).
The following treatment injury case study was prepared by the
(ACC) in conjunction with the (MSEAG) and the (HQSC).
Appropriate use of zopiclone and benzodiazepines for the treatment of insomnia
View/Download the Audit
A farewell to Best Tests, for now.
The July 2015 edition of Best Tests concludes our contract to provide laboratory test utilisation education to general practitioners in New Zealand.
Read the news
Looking for a report?
Prescribers can log-in to My bpac (or create a free
account) to access individual prescribing or laboratory testing reports.
Once you have logged-in, click on “My documents” in your account dashboard to see your available reports.
New Use of Hypnotics
Important message to readers. As a result of a change in funding arrangements there will be some differences to Best Practice
Journal over the coming months. The Best Practice Journal will continue to be freely available online, but there will be changes to the hard
copy version between now and June, 2015.
During this period of time we will be assessing the demand for retaining a print edition of BPJ, and investigating options for funding this.
Read more about the changes
Peer Group Discussions
In an ongoing series,
we look back at the key messages and practice points from selected articles in Best Practice Journals.