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

Outpatient Prescribing

Medication Availability

Unregistered Medicines (Section 29, Medicines Act 1981)

Medicines Access Programmes, including Compassionate Supply

Medication Information for Patients

About this Canterbury DHB document (5748):

Document Owner:

Timothy Vincent (see Who's Who)

Last Reviewed:

March 2020

Next Review:

March 2023


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Topic Code: 5748