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Waikato practices reach gold standard

Five Waikato general practices have struck gold on their network quality goals. Flagstaff, Hamilton East and Hillcrest Medical Centres in Hamilton, Dr Schofield in Cambridge and Health Te Aroha all scored 100% in the most recent annual quality results, and have been awarded the coveted Pinnacle Gold plaque.

Fluoride Free advertisement in breach of advertising standards

The Advertising Standards Authority Complaints Board has upheld a complaint about an advertisement on the Fluoride Free NZ website that stated: "Informed Doctors and Dentists say: KEEP FLUORIDE OUT…Swallowing Fluoride: is unsafe for babies; doesn't protect teeth; can cause harm", and found that an advertisement by the Ministry of Health for fluoride could be distinguished.