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Reducing the burden of melanoma in New Zealand Part 1: Prevention and risk assessment

Limiting UV radiation exposure through sun smart behaviour is the key to preventing melanoma. However, incidence and mortality rates for melanoma in New Zealand are among the highest in the world, and no substantial decreases have been reported over time.

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Reducing the burden of melanoma in New Zealand Part 2: Early detection of melanoma

Identification of melanoma at the earliest possible clinical stage improves outcomes; lesion thickness is the strongest predictor of prognosis.

Menopausal hormone therapy: where are we now?

Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is an effective treatment for symptoms associated with menopause...

Diagnosing and managing primary ovarian insufficiency

Primary ovarian insufficiency is the loss of ovarian function before age 40 years, resulting in menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms.

National report: Prescribing menopausal hormone therapy

Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is the most effective treatment for the vasomotor symptoms (i.e. hot flushes and night sweats) and...

Clinical Audit: Reviewing the use of menopausal hormone therapy

This audit helps health professionals in primary care identify women who are taking menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) to...

Investigating and managing abnormal vaginal bleeding: an overview

Abnormal vaginal bleeding has many potential causes, ranging from anovulatory cycles to malignancy.

News update: Annual Prescribing report

The Annual Prescribing report will now provide data on the most commonly dispensed medicines by calendar year.

News update: Criteria widened for exceptional circumstances funding of lamotrigine

PHARMAC has announced that in response to the high level of public concern around the lamotrigine brand change...

The role of the primary healthcare team in pregnancy care

Pregnancy is a time when women are likely to engage with a number of different healthcare professionals.

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Claiming CME points

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Peer Group Discussions

Discussion points for peer groups or self-reflection of practice

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bpacnz Research Publications

Collection of research publications by bpacnz including Pharmacoepidemiology, Health Informatics & other publications

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Antibiotics Guide Updated

Antibiotics Guide 2017 edition

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The COPD prescribing tool Updated

Pharmacological treatment options for patients with COPD

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Our current theme is “Women’s health” including articles on antenatal and postnatal depression, pregnancy care in primary care, irregular bleeding and menopause

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Cognitive impairment in older people

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