Medico-legal issues

Travel consultation essentials: for departures and arrivals

Travel consultations involve assessing the risks that may occur...

December 2015

Taking responsibility for test results: A discussion

The management of test results, in particular the issue of who...

August 2014

The elite athlete-patient: a fresh clinical challenge

Associate Professor David Gerrard is a sports physician at the...

October 2013

Upfront: Unapproved medicines and unapproved uses of medicines: keeping prescribers and patients safe

An approved medicine is a medicine which has been through a...

March 2013

New service model for community pharmacy

PHARMAC announces changes to dispensing frequency rules in line...

August 2012

Update on oxycodone: what can primary care do about the problem?

The volume of oxycodone prescribed in New Zealand is continuing...

May 2012

News in brief: Dabigatran; Antibiotics and COC; Prescription kitchen

Dabigatran to be listed | Most broad spectrum antibiotics do...

June 2011

Contraception in early adolescence

Young people are having sex. Advice about sexual health and...

April 2011

News in brief

Changes to nicotine replacement therapy prescriptions | Topical...

February 2011

Practice snippets

Dextropropoxyphene-containing medicines to be withdrawn | Sibutramine...

March 2010

Termination Law In New Zealand

The Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977 and the...

February 2010

Snippets: Nicotinic acid Fosamax Plus & Genetic testing

Nicotinic acid/laropiprant (Tredaptive) ▪ Fosamax Plus...

November 2009

Immunisation update

Recent changes to the immunisation schedule include a new pneumococcal...

June 2009

Video interviews: Generics

We interviewed experts, regulators and clinicians about generic...

April 2009

Removal of isotretinoin prescriber restrictions

From 1 March 2009 PHARMAC will widen access to vocationally...

February 2009

Upfront: New hope for genetic disorders: pre-implantation genetic diagnosis

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) represents the latest...

February 2009

Widened access to fentanyl patches

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid which is available as a transdermal...

September 2008

Snippets: Varenicline & Smoking

Varenicline and suicidal behaviour. Wider access to quit cards.The...

May 2008

Specialist prescribing restrictions removed for some topical eye treatments

Advice on the primary care role for initiating and monitoring...

October 2007

Lumiracoxib linked to deaths in Australia

Medsafe have just announced that approval for lumiracoxib (Prexige)...

September 2007

Upfront: Direct to Consumer Advertising

Direct to Consumer Advertising In New Zealand.Is the end in...

December 2006

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