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Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads w/ Dr Shane Reti: July 11, 2022

Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads w/ Dr Shane Reti: July 11, 2022 Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads w/ Dr Shane Reti: July 11, 2022, 14.84 MB
Mon 11 Jul 2022

New Zealand and the United States are the only two countries in the world that allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise their products directly to consumers.

Dr Shane Reti, National Health Spokesperson, mentioned that it is up to caucus to ultimately make a decision should a consultation arises.

This interview with National Party Health Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti is part of a larger story on Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising in New Zealand

The Motive and Reform Surrounding Political Donations w/ Max Rashbrooke: July 11, 2022

The Motive and Reform Surrounding Political Donations w/ Max Rashbrooke: July 11, 2022 The Motive and Reform Surrounding Political Donations w/ Max Rashbrooke: July 11, 2022, 30.61 MB
Mon 11 Jul 2022

Proposed changes to New Zealand’s political donation rules have put the spotlight on donors who give thousands and the motivations they have for their generosity. New research into New Zealand’s political donations system aims to shed light on this often obscure process.

The proposed reforms to the political donation rules follow Serious Fraud Office investigations into the handling of donations received by the National, Labour and NZ First parties. All three investigations have resulted in court proceedings, with the first case just ended with the judge reserving his decision.

Joe spoke to Max Rashbrooke, a Research Associate for the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington, about political donation regulation and the motivation behind it. 

 

Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising w/ Royal NZ College of GP Medical Director Dr Bryan Betty: July 11, 2022

Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising w/ Royal NZ College of GP Medical Director Dr Bryan Betty: July 11, 2022 Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising w/ Royal NZ College of GP Medical Director Dr Bryan Betty: July 11, 2022, 12.37 MB
Mon 11 Jul 2022

New Zealand and the United States are the only two countries in the world that allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise their products directly to consumers.

Even medical bodies such as the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners have strongly come out in the past backing such a ban.

This interview with Royal NZ College of GP Medical Director Bryan Betty is part of a larger story on Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising in New Zealand.

Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads w/ Professor David Menkes: July 11, 2022

Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads w/ Professor David Menkes: July 11, 2022 Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads w/ Professor David Menkes: July 11, 2022, 26.37 MB
Mon 11 Jul 2022

New Zealand and the United States are the only two countries in the world that allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise their products directly to consumers.

It always perplexed me to see such advertising growing up. Like I understand, on one hand, informing the public on options to access remedies for their pain is important, but is it being communicated in the best way, especially considering that other nations don’t follow this approach. 

This interview with University of Auckland Pathophysiology Professor David Menkes is part of a larger story on Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising in New Zealand

Pharmaceutical Advertising in New Zealand w/ Trishil Dahya: July 11, 2022

Pharmaceutical Advertising in New Zealand w/ Trishil Dahya: July 11, 2022 Pharmaceutical Advertising in New Zealand w/ Trishil Dahya: July 11, 2022, 36.66 MB
Mon 11 Jul 2022

New Zealand and the United States are the only two countries in the world that allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise their products directly to consumers.

Until a couple of years ago, I was unaware of the ban on Pharmaceutical advertising outside of New Zealand and the US. Whenever the side effects of a particular ad popped up, despite not being the target audience for said drug, it always filled me with a sense of existential dread. New Zealand ads typically display side effects in small black text to the bottom of the screen and are never discussed by the advertiser, making it easy to miss.

This piece seeks to investigate how direct to consumer advertising works, and whether the practice should be banned in New Zealand. 

Soilsafe Aotearoa w/ Emma Sharp: July 11, 2022

Soilsafe Aotearoa w/ Emma Sharp: July 11, 2022 Soilsafe Aotearoa w/ Emma Sharp: July 11, 2022 , 19.09 MB
Mon 11 Jul 2022

What's hiding in your soil? This week Stella and Isla work through a written interview with Dr Emma Sharp about the work of Soilsafe Aoteroa. Chatting metal contaminants and citizen science.

The Wire w/ Joe: July 11, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: July 11, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: July 11, 2022, 106.49 MB
Mon 11 Jul 2022

On The Wire for Rāhina Monday!

Joe speaks to Kurt Krause, a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Otago, about NZ’s first case of Monkeypox. He also speaks to Max Rashbrooke, a Research Associate for the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington, about political donation regulation and the motivation behind it.

Trishil speaks to Professor David Menkes, Consumer NZ Research and Test Writer Belinda Castles, Health Minister Andrew Little, Royal NZ College of GPs Medical Director Dr Bryan Betty, and National Health Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti about Pharmaceutical Advertising in New Zealand, and whether the practise should be banned.

And for this weeks Tomorrow’s World, Isla and Stella spoke to Dr Emma Sharp from the University of Auckland about her projects with Soilsafe Aotearoa.

That's us for the Monday Wire!

Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads w/ Andrew Little: July 11, 2022

Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads w/ Andrew Little: July 11, 2022 Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads w/ Andrew Little: July 11, 2022, 11.61 MB
Mon 11 Jul 2022

New Zealand and the United States are the only two countries in the world that allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise their products directly to consumers.

Government reviews of the Therapeutic Products Bill have previously taken place in 1998, 2000, 2006, and 2019. All of these reviews have kept the status quo. In 2006, Dr Annette King, the Health Minister, called for a ban, but struggled to muster the support at the time.

This interview with Health Minister Andrew Little is part of a larger story on Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising

Boris Johnson's Party Resignation: July 8, 2022

Boris Johnson's Party Resignation: July 8, 2022 Boris Johnson's Party Resignation: July 8, 2022, 16.91 MB
Fri 8 Jul 2022

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, announced his resignation from leading the Conservative Party.

Liam gave a report on Johnson's resignation, and what he represents as one of the largest figures of UK politics. The report includes a comment given to Casper by Stephen Hoadley from the University of Auckland on whether the move could have been predicted.

 

Chickens Terrorizing Titirangi w/ Greg Presland: July 8, 2022

Chickens Terrorizing Titirangi w/ Greg Presland: July 8, 2022 Chickens Terrorizing Titirangi w/ Greg Presland: July 8, 2022, 13.98 MB
Fri 8 Jul 2022

On this week's episode of Strangest Things, Liam took a look at the ongoing saga of Chickens terrorizing West Auckland suburb Titirangi.

Chickens loose in the streets are bring cat-sized-rats into the street and are causing sleep deprivation by “boking” incredibly loud early in the mornings,

Although chickens have been affecting the area for years, it came to a head in 2019 when the council invested twenty five thousand dollars  into their removal. However, they've returned.

Liam had a chat with Greg Presland, the deputy chairperson of the Waitakere Ranges Local Board, on the issue.