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Our mission is to contribute to creating equitable access to funded medicines, by providing education and updates to primary care clinicians.

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Our latest content

1 minute to Read

Although triple therapy can reduce the risk of recurrent CVD events by at least 50 per cent over five years, the He Ako Hiringa EPiC dashboard indicates only half of people receive all three types of medicines following a CVD event. Read our latest bulletin for more on triple therapy and team-based initiatives that may help identify and prioritise patients for intensive management.

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He Ako Hiringa
1 July 2022

With recent funding changes to adalimumab, prescribers are being urged to change patients from Humira (the reference biological) to Amgevita (a biosimilar). We’ve collated this list of questions and answers, with links to other useful resources, to help inform your conversations with colleagues and patients.

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He Ako Hiringa
16 June 2022

FOCUS magazine showcases a selection of our original resources. You can use the educational content featured in FOCUS to identify and reduce barriers that prevent people from accessing the medicines they need.

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He Ako Hiringa
16 June 2022
15 minutes to Read

Molnupiravir (Lagevrio) is an oral antiviral for treating patients with COVID-19 in the community.

Access criteria are the same as for nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (Paxlovid). Molnupiravir should only be used where nirmatrelvir/ritonavir is clinically inappropriate, as trial data suggest molnupiravir is much less effective. Read our article for details.

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He Ako Hiringa, reviewed by Eamon Duffy
20 May 2022
60 minutes to Delve

Explore your prescribing further with EPiC Reflect Annual Report. This activity helps you to delve into your EPiC data, contemplate your prescribing, reflect on your current practice, and set goals and actions. Available as an editable PDF document, EPiC Reflect helps you to incorporate your learning into your everyday practice.

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He Ako Hiringa
4 May 2022
1 minute to Read

Managers within healthcare provider services are vital to leading activity that promotes achieving equity of outcomes. Genuine management guidance is crucial to reduce bias and improve the health experience for individuals, whānau, and our communities.

Contributor
Josephine Davis
1 June 2022

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