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Prescribing snippets

Prescribing hypnotic medicines: a focus on zopiclone

Key practice points
• Zopiclone is the most frequently prescribed hypnotic medicine, and one of the highest prescribed medicines...
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October 2018

Prescribing topical medicines for skin infection - An update

This report provides an update on the use and monitoring of topical antibiotics between January, 2016 and March, 2018 in primary... View Article

July 2018

Analgesic Update - 2018

Key messages
• Evaluate the type, cause and severity of a patient’s pain to determine which analgesics should be prescribed...
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March 2018

Prescribing topical medicines for skin infection

Resistance to fusidic acid is increasing because this topical medicine is being overused in New Zealand. This prescribing snippet... View Article

February 2017