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Action needed to improve youth justice system

Press Release – University of Melbourne

Children and adolescents detained in the youth justice system experience poor health across a range of complex physical and mental health disorders, according to new research . Read more »

NZ’s Longest Running Adventure Race Celebrates 20 Years

Press Release – ARC Adventure Race

NZs Longest Running Adventure Race Celebrates 20 Years with New Adventure Rogaine Format And a Brand-New Cure Kids Category Roganing for a reason Challenge yourself in the Coromandel on 7 March 2020 With 20 years now under their race belt, … Read more »

Heart Foundation – Big Heart Appeal – Call for volunteers

Press Release – The Heart Foundation

Heart disease is the single biggest killer of men and women in New Zealand, and the Heart Foundation is calling for people to show their big heart by volunteering as a street collector for its Big Heart Appeal on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 February. Read more »

PHARMAC considering new medicines for type 2 diabetes

Press Release – PHARMAC

PHARMAC is seeking proposals from pharmaceutical suppliers for new medicines that could help New Zealanders living with type 2 diabetes. Read more »

IBRANCE® (palbociclib) to be funded

Press Release – Pfizer

Pfizer New Zealand today welcomed the provisional decision by PHARMAC to fund IBRANCE (palbociclib) for women with hormone-receptor positive (HR+) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2) advanced or metastatic breast cancer … Read more »

PHARMAC seeking views on new breast cancer medicine

Press Release – PHARMAC

PHARMAC has reached a provisional agreement with medicine supplier Pfizer to fund palbociclib (marketed as Ibrance) for first-line and second-line treatment of certain types of breast cancer. Read more »

Funding for new drug for advanced breast cancer welcomed

Press Release – Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) is delighted to hear that Ibrance (palbociclib) will be funded by PHARMAC from 1 April 2020. Read more »

HBDHB reinstating home support care for all 605 sent letters

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Hawkes Bay District Health Board management has today met with home support providers to agree to reinstate care to all 605 people sent letters last week. Read more »

Hawke’s Bay DHB decision heartless

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The decision by Hawkes Bay DHB to axe cleaning services for the elderly and disabled is heartless and insensitive, Tukituki MP Lawrence Yule says. Ive written to both the DHB and the Minister to ask for the decision to be reviewed. Its extremely … Read more »

HBDHB committed to supporting older people live at home

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Hawkes Bay District Health Board will continue to support elderly and vulnerable people in the community who need assistance with basic housework and is working with its home support providers to contact all clients sent a letter this week. Read more »

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