Benadryl, Vicks, Strepsils, Panadol Cold et al get off the shelves

Benadryl, Vicks, Strepsils, Panadol Cold et al get off the shelves

Reclassification of cough medicines made effective Karen Brown Wellington, March 3, 2019 Some pharmacists are scrambling to take cough medicines off pharmacy shelves following a tough decision of the Health Ministry. On Monday, February 25, 2019, the Health Ministry gazetted a reclassification of some commonly used cough mixtures and medicines. The Medicines Cough suppressant Dextromethorphan, or DXM, is now a…

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Winston Peters reboots Fiji ties with ‘Pacific Reset’

Winston Peters reboots Fiji ties with ‘Pacific Reset’

Venkat Raman Auckland, March 2, 2019 Bilateral relations between New Zealand and Fiji are expected to rise to a higher level with a new spirit of amity that has begun to pervade between the two countries, following the end of diplomatic winter and years of attrition. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters has just completed a two-day visit…

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Measures to protect New Zealand against corruption

Measures to protect New Zealand against corruption

Serious Fraud Office Conference on March 7 Staff Reporter Auckland, March 1, 2019 Anti-corruption and counter-fraud experts from many parts of the world will in Auckland next week to discuss the threats of financial crime and corruption. New Zealand’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is organising the Conference called, ‘Protecting New Zealand’s Taonga’ on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at SkyCity Convention…

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