COVID-19 vaccine will be free of charge, 1 million inoculations set for January, French PM say

3 December 2020 - After the vaccination of an initial 1 million people in January an additional 14 million at ...

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PHARMAC inquiry: “nothing should be off the table”

4 December 2020 - Medicines New Zealand, the industry association representing companies involved in the research, development and manufacture of ...

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Proposal to widen access to rituximab for treatment of membranous nephropathy

4 December 2020 - PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to widen access to rituximab. ...

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Secukinumab in children with plaque psoriasis: study unsuitable for benefit assessment

3 December 2020 - Inappropriate treatment in the control arm makes fair comparison impossible. ...

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Fate of 250,000 diabetics in PHARMAC’s hands

3 December 2020 - This week, a small group of bureaucrats and health professionals will meet to agree on the ...

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PHARMAC probe unlikely to examine commercial details - Little

3 December 2020 - Work has started on setting up an inquiry into PHARMAC but it's unlikely to have access to ...

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IQWiG publishes 1,000th report

2 December 2020 - In the 16th year of its existence, IQWiG has published its 1,000th report: a dossier assessment ...

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PHARMAC boss to talk with Crohn’s sufferers protesting for drug funding

2 December 2020 - The head of the government's drug-buying agency says they would like to have the budget to fund ...

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Britain becomes the first country to license a fully tested COVID-19 vaccine

1 December 2020 - Inoculations with the Pfizer-BioNTech jab could start in less than a week. ...

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Australia's 10 most commonly prescribed medicines revealed by PBS data

1 December 2020 - Australians continue to use statins more than any other prescription drug, with the two most common ...

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Outraged patients to present petition with over 30,000 signatures to ask for funding for desperately needed medication

2 December 2020 - Sick of waiting for years for PHARMAC to fund standard, current therapy to treat their diseases, ...

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Innovative technology to detect abnormal heart rhythms recommended by NICE for NHS use while further data is collected

1 December 2020 - Zio ZT is the first assessment, via the NICE digital health technologies guidance development pilot project, to ...

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Now more than ever, the fight against HIV must continue

1 December 2020 - To mark World AIDS Day 2020 and support the ‘now more than ever’ theme, the Morrison Government ...

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Canada to Trump: you can't take our prescription drugs

30 November 2020 - Canada is putting the kibosh on President Donald Trump's efforts to lower drug prices by importing ...

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Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits - 1 December 2020 update

1 December 2020 - The December 2020 issue of the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits is out and now in effect. ...

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