A paper published in the June issue of the Public Health Journal analyses domestic legal disputes involving tobacco companies and public health actors in high-income countries. Read the full article here.
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Southern DHB medical oncologist and ASMS member Dr Christopher Jackson has raised the most money for the national fundraising event Dry July. He raised more than $6130 for giving up alcohol last month. The full story is here.
A legal challenge to the secrecy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations will be launched in the High Court this week.
An urgent application for judicial review will challenge Trade Minister Tim Groser’s blanket refusal to release any of the categories of information sought by University of Auckland Professor Jane Kelsey under an Official Information Act request on 25 January this year.
The request reflect the categories of documents recommended for the release in an own-initiative report by the European Union …
The founder of Christchurch’s charity hospital is calling for a change to the system of funding health, saying the sector is completely underfunded. Charity hospital surgeon Phil Bagshawe has made the call amid concerns about possible shake-ups in the health sector, even though the Government insists no decisions have been made. Read the full article here.
A group of New Zealand doctors feature in a series of short videos about the potential impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on the cost of medicines. Drs Josh Freeman, George Laking and Pat Neuwelt highlight significant concerns about the TPPA and ask viewers to seek assurances from Trade Minister Tim Groser and Prime Minister John Key that they will not sign the TPPA if it threatens New Zealand’s sovereignty in any way or increases the cost and …
The union for senior doctors and dentists in New Zealand’s public hospitals is throwing its weight behind a research project to measure the true extent of unmet adult health need in this country. The National Executive of the ASMS has agreed to contribute $10,000 toward the project’s costs. The full ASMS media release can be read here.