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Latest Articles: BPJ 74

Newly-subsidised medicines for the treatment of patients with COPD

On 1 March, 2016, the number of subsidised medicines available to patients in New Zealand with COPD increased. View Article

Valaciclovir – a first line antiviral medicine

Valaciclovir is an antiviral medicine which can be used for the treatment of Herpes simplex infections and herpes zoster. From 1 March, 2016, Special Authority approval is no longer required for valaciclovir and clinicians will be able... View Article

The role of medicines for the treatment of depression and anxiety in patients aged under 18 years

Psychological and behavioural approaches are the cornerstone of treatment for young people with depression or anxiety. View Article

bpacnz guidelines

bpacnz holds an agreement with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK, allowing the contextualisation of guidelines for the New Zealand health sector.

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Latest News

Influenza Update 2016 Immunisation against influenza has begun for the 2016 season. Fluarix and Influvac remain the two subsidised influenza vaccines in 2016, which include two new strains.

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Where is my BPJ?! Many of you will have noticed that you have not received a printed copy of Best Practice Journal Issue 71 and 72...

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Reading Best Practice Journal just got better! Reading Best Practice Journal is now a RNZCGP endorsed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

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Thinking of postgraduate study in 2016? The Department of General Practice & Rural Health, University of Otago offers postgraduate teaching and study in national and international practice-based research. For further information, Click here or contact gp.postgrad@otago.ac.nz

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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.

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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 Medicine use in youth mental health