June 2022 30
36,000 Kiwis Told By Pharmac To Change Their Blood Pressure Medicine
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The supply of a common blood pressure medicine, Accuretic (quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide), is about to be disrupted nationwide after it was found to contain a carcinogen. An urgent notice was filed today by Pharmac advising…

June 2022 29
High Blood Pressure – Blood Pressure Monitor for Home Use
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Over a quarter of adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, and this figure is rising. High blood pressure can lead to heart disease - the leading cause of death in New Zealand. High blood pressure also increases the risk…

June 2022 27
Supporting People With Diabetes In The Workplace
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Diabetes in the workplace is a bigger issue than ever because over 257,000 kiwis have been diagnosed. According to the Ministry of Health, this makes diabetes the fastest-growing health issue in the country. The most…

May 2022 04
Prescription Weight Loss Medicines: 5 Important Things to Know
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At ZOOM Pharmacy, many of our customers have their weight loss medicines like Duromine (phentermine) or Xenical (orlistat) delivered direct to their door via our online medicine delivery service. Here are some common questions many…

April 2022 19
How To Manage Long Term Conditions? More Common Than You Think
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A long-term condition (LTC) can be defined as any ongoing, long term or recurring condition - which may have a significant impact on your everyday life. Long term condition - common examples Long term conditions…

August 2021 06
Health Checklist for Women Over 50
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Once you hit 50 it is so important and worthwhile to have a health checklist to refer to and tick off each year. Why? Because it is always better to catch things early. If you…

June 2021 23
Diabetes Medicines List: Names & Prices NZ
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This handy list provides you with the names and prices of the diabetes medicines currently available in New Zealand. The list shows you the class, active ingredient, brand name and whether the medicine is subsidised/funded…

February 2021 15
Diabetes Medicine Update
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Jardiance and Jardiamet medicines now funded for high risk type 2 diabetes patients As of 1st February this year, empagliflozin – a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes - is fully funded for people…

January 2021 31
Diabetes Medications: Common Side Effects
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If have been recently prescribed a type 2 diabetes medicine by your doctor, or if you already get prescription diabetes medicine online from ZOOM Pharmacy or other online pharmacies – you may be wondering about…

May 2020 24
Become a Diabetes Foodie
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If you have diabetes, your diet and the food you eat shouldn't feel like a life sentence. Diabetes type two is the most common type of diabetics in New Zealand. Though it has traditionally been…