Canterbury DHB


Drug Prescribing

No other function you perform will be as beneficial or as potentially hazardous as drug prescribing.

Drugs should be charted as carefully as possible - always check doses. If unsure, look it up. Always be aware of potential drug interactions.

In This Section

PHARMAC Rules and Regulations

Prescribing Requirements

Standing Orders

Outpatient Prescribing

Medication Availability

Unregistered Medicines (Section 29, Medicines Act 1981)

Medicines Access Programmes, including Compassionate Supply

Drug Information Cards for Patients

About this Canterbury DHB document (5748):

Document Owner:

Steve Gibbons and Fiona Stone (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

March 2017

Next Review:

March 2020


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Topic Code: 5748