Government rejects claim overseas production issues threaten access to vaccines

27 January 2021 - The entire population could be vaccinated against COVID-19 in as little as 6½ months, meaning it's ...

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COVID-19 vaccines and equity: some Kiwis may get more effective jabs than other

20 January 2021 - Questions have been raised about whether New Zealanders will have equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, as ...

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COVID-19 coronavirus: Ashley Bloomfield - vaccine approval just a couple of weeks away

20 January 2021 - The approval process for the Covid vaccine is on track to be granted in the coming ...

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Medicines NZ hopes country can roll out COVID-19 vaccines early

19 January 2021 - Medical professionals are hopeful New Zealand is in a position to roll out COVID-19 vaccines early. ...

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How NZ is preparing for the biggest vaccine roll-out in history

17 January 2021 - “When will we get a vaccine for COVID-19?” It has been the question on everyone’s lips for ...

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COVID-19: NZ vaccine timeline remains the same in light of new variant strains

13 January 2021 - New Zealand does not have any plans to fast-track its Covid-19 vaccine roll-out in light of ...

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From 1 February 2021 pre-COVID-19 Special Authority criteria will be reinstated

12 January 2020 - The temporary changes will remain in place for any Special Authority applications for the relevant medicines made ...

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Decision to widen access to valganciclovir for transplant patients

12 January 2021 - PHARMAC is pleased to announce a decision to widen access to valganciclovir for use after lung ...

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Evaluating New Zealanders’ values for drug coverage decision-making: trade-offs between treatments for rare and common conditions

8 January 2021 - The objectives of this study were to measure the relative societal importance of values of New Zealanders ...

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Crohn's disease and colitis sufferers plead with PHARMAC to fund new drug

5 January 2021 - Sufferers of Crohn's disease and colitis are pleading with PHARMAC to fund a drug that's available ...

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New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule - 1 January 2021

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

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Kiwis going into debt to pay for drugs other countries fund

21 December 2020 - An internal stoush at the drug-buying agency PHARMAC has blocked funding for a life-extending drug for bowel ...

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PHARMAC to fund new diabetes medicines with amended Special Authority criteria

21 December 2020 - PHARMAC has approved funding for two new medicines with substantial health benefits for around 53,000 New Zealanders ...

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Year in review

16 December 2020 - PHARMAC claims it funded 14 new medicines, including six new cancer medicines, and widened access to ...

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Diabetes drugs delay shows problem with PHARMAC’s funding model, doctor claims

14 December 2020 - Pharmac’s decision to delay funding approval for two new diabetes drugs has highlighted the shortcomings of ...

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