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…

May 2022 24
Gout Causes: How To Get The Best Health Outcomes
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When people think they may have gout, they will generally ask themselves – what is the leading cause of gout, and the image of burning pain in the joints will usually cross their minds! Gout…

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…

June 2021 09
Walk to Improve Your Health
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Walking is cheap, simple to do, and will improve your health. "If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk." Hippocrates…

April 2021 27
Gout – Symptoms & Treatment
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Gout is a disease that has been littered with false information including; what causes it, how best to treat, and with what medication. There’s been an effective and inexpensive drug treatment for decades - so…

June 2020 03
Not All Fat is Bad Fat
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It is time that we toss out the old idea of all fats being bad, but rather know what fats are good for us and what other delicious fats we should eat in moderation. Good…