New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule - 1 June 2020

1 June 2020 - The June 2020 issue of the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule is now available and in effect. ...

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Medicines New Zealand consulting on a new generation medicines policy

26 May 2020 - The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research have produced a discussion paper for Medicines New Zealand ...

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Contraceptive pill rationed amid countrywide shortage

24 May 2020 - Hansi Bennett knows what it's like to feel constant pain. ...

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Proposal to award sole supply of infliximab in DHB hospitals

21 May 2020 - PHARMAC is proposing to award sole supply of infliximab, a biologic medicine used to treat a ...

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Atomoxetine – further delay in change of funded brand and open access

20 May 2020 - PHARMAC is advising all interested parties that there is a further one-month delay in the listing ...

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OIA response: effect of COVID-19 on medicine supply

14 May 2020 - PHARMAC responds to OIA request by releasing a raft of documents. ...

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Racing getting more from budget than PHARMAC

12 May 2020 - It is a damning indictment of the Government’s priorities that the racing industry is getting more ...

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Decision to fund pancreatic enzymes modified-release granules (Creon Micro)

12 May 2020 - PHARMAC is pleased to announce a decision to fund pancreatic enzymes modified-release granules (Creon Micro) from ...

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PHARMAC funding increase "extremely disappointing"

11 May 2020 - Rare Disorders NZ is extremely disappointed with the announcement yesterday of a pre-budget boost to PHARMAC’s funding ...

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Lung cancer victims miss out in drug funding boost - advocates

11 May 2020 - Advocates for lung cancer sufferers say the extra funding for PHARMAC in this year's Budget won't help ...

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New Zealand’s medicines system still on life-support but can be saved

11 May 2020 - Medicines New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement of new investment in the medicines budget as any ...

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OIA response: security of supply of medicines

11 May 2020 - Another straight bat answer from the Wellington stonewallers. ...

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PHARMAC drugs stretching Southern DHB budget

11 May 2020 - PHARMACs approval of life-extending drugs is putting significant strain on the Southern District Health Board's budget, ...

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OIA response: medicines from China

11 May 2020 - PHARMAC responds as OIA request, dated 27 February 2020, asking for a list of medications made ...

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“Don’t back away from cancer drug plan,” Breast Cancer Foundation begs

10 May 2020 - “Don’t use COVID-19 as an excuse to back away from your commitment to cancer patients,” Breast ...

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