PHARMAC may have to compete for measles vaccine

17 September 2019 - PHARMAC is looking at whether it can order more measles vaccine in case the latest batch runs ...

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Taranaki man fearful drug funding change will bring back a life of seizures

13 September 2019 - For three years now a normal life has cost Nick Coulton $10 every three months. From ...

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Kiwi cancer survival rates improving at slower rate than comparable countries, study shows

12 September 2019 - New Zealand is near the bottom for cancer survival compared to six other countries with similar ...

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Anti-depressant medicine brand switch: 'They've been used as guinea pigs'

11 September 2019 - Emotions ran high at the Health Select Committee today, with MPs grilling Medsafe and the Ministry ...

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Decision for funding in the immunosuppressant, cardiovascular and anti-nausea therapeutic areas

11 September 2019 - PHARMAC pleased to announce a decision to approve proposals relating to medicines in the immunosuppressant, cardiovascular ...

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Kiwi toddler fights spinal muscular atrophy in Australia after PHARMAC stall access to life-saving drug

7 September 2019 - For the first time in her life, two-year-old Charlotte Bond is showing signs that one day ...

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200 women dead, 100 more may follow in wait for cancer drug decision

7 September 2019 - Mother of two Krystal Hekau never lived to learn PHARMAC was considering funding the life-extending cancer ...

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PHARMAC funding boost gives hope to many, too late for some

5 September 2019 - This time last year I watched a close relative and his family pour everything they could ...

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Four cancers, 10 years: Thames man launches petition for life-saving drug

5 September 2019 - Steve Wilson's shock of finding out he harboured a mutation that made him more likely to ...

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Cancer action 10 year plan should only be a 'start'

3 September 2019 - Paul Ryder considers himself lucky to be alive. ...

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Northland cancer workers, patients welcome new agency and drug funding

4 September 2019 - Kaitaia woman Donna MacMillan is delighted that a $60 million boost in PHRAMAC's funding might see ...

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Some positives but also unanswered questions in Government's cancer announcement

2 September 2019 - The Government’s announcement to set up a National Cancer Agency within the Ministry of Health and ...

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Bad diagnosis: health care system muddled, lacking leadership major report finds

3 September 2019 - The review is being led by former prime minister Helen Clark's chief of staff, Heather Simpson. ...

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Government cancer plan 'not sufficient', warn advocates

2 September 2019 - Cancer patients and treatment advocates are crying out for much more radical change, saying the government's new ...

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Cancer agency a vessel for progress

3 September 2019 - With great power comes great responsibility. But when the Government sets up an agency with great ...

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