Cancer patients, advocates 'gobsmacked' PHARMAC declining funding application for life-changing drug

29 July 2021 - Ovarian cancer patients and advocates are "utterly gobsmacked" Pharmac has proposed to decline a funding application ...

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PHARMAC releases drug wish-list to be more 'transparent' but advocates say it gives false hope

28 July 2021 - PHARMAC has for the first time released a list of all the drugs it wants to ...

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PHARMAC commits to being more transparent

28 July 2021 - For the first time, PHARMAC is sharing its priority lists for all funding applications for medicines ...

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PHARMAC ensuring supply of prednisolone to treat children with respiratory conditions

19 July 2021 - PHARMAC is working hard to ensure on-going supply of an important medicine used to treat respiratory conditions ...

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Decision to fund rasagiline

16 July 2021 - PHARMAC is pleased to announce the decision to fund rasagiline (Azilect) a new treatment for people ...

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Decision to widen access to rituximab for people with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia/lymphoma

9 July 2021 - PHARMAC is widening access to rituximab (Riximyo) to include treatment of people with newly diagnosed B-cell ...

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No more sending Kiwis across the ditch as new national neuroendocrine cancer treatment service opens

14 July 2021 - The opening of a new multimillion dollar national service to treat neuroendocrine cancer means patients will ...

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PM speaks about COVID-19, Fiji and PHARMAC funding

14 July 2021 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke to media after a speech at the New Zealand Institute of International ...

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PHARMAC 'cruel' for failing to fund drugs for rare illnesses — advocate

14 July 2021 - New Zealand’s drug-buying agency doesn’t value the lives of all people equally, according to those advocating for ...

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PHARMAC has for decades refused to fund Synagis drug that could save vulnerable babies from RSV

14 July 2021 - Newshub can reveal after two decades of refusing to fund a drug that could halve the ...

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Application for cystic fibrosis medicine received by PHARMAC

9 July 2021 - PHARMAC is starting its funding assessment process for a new cystic fibrosis medication after receiving an ...

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Access to miracle drug Trikafta a 'lifeline' for cystic fibrosis patients with no other hope

7 July 2021 - A handful of cystic fibrosis patients have been thrown a lifeline with a drug company offering ...

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PHARMAC is seeking views on declining funding applications

29 June 2021 - PHARMAC is considering declining 97 inactive medicine funding applications.  ...

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New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule - 1 July 2021 update

1 July 2021 - The July 2021 issue of the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule is now available and in effect. ...

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Nurse prescribers now able to initiate Special Authority medicines

30 June 2021 - Joint media release with the Ministry of Health ...

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