After years of campaigning, PHARMAC agrees to fund 'wonder drug' to treat kids with cystic fibrosis

24 January 2020 - PHARMAC has reached a provisional agreement with medicine supplier Vertex to fund the long-campaigned for drug Kalydeco ...

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PHARMAC seeking views on new cystic fibrosis medicine

24 January 2020 - PHARMAC has reached a provisional agreement with medicine supplier Vertex to fund ivacaftor (marketed as Kalydeco) ...

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Woman denied cancer drug on NHS which could extend her life because of where she lives

22 January 2020 - Ann, 64, can't get the drug she needs to survive because it's not available on the NHS ...

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PHARMAC protest ride from Dunedin ends with conflict in Parliament

22 January 2020 - A couple’s tandem cycle ride from Dunedin to Wellington, to call for increased PHARMAC funding, has ...

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Update of the frequently asked questions for the PBS Botulinum Toxin Program

23 January 2020 - A revised version of the frequently asked questions for the PBS Botulinum Toxin Program is now available. ...

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Morneau says Ottawa will need to work with provinces on issues like universal pharmacare

19 January 2020 - Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that the federal government will often need to work together with provinces ...

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NHS patients denied new lung cancer drug after another NICE deadlock

22 January 2020 - Certain untreated lung cancer patients on England’s NHS will have to make do with older drugs ...

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EU group calls for 'targeted actions' to mitigate impact of Brexit

22 January 2020 - Committee wants to ensure safe supply of drugs and medical devices. ...

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NICE rejects Janssen’s Stelara on cost efficiency grounds

22 January 2020 - NICE has released a draft guidance not recommending Janssen’s Stelara (ustekinumab) for moderately to severely active ...

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Supporting innovative medicines funding in Scotland

21 January 2020 - Scotland receives superb value from the latest medicines and vaccines thanks to robust measures which ensure ...

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Parents demanding PHARMAC funding boost unleash on politicians at Parliament steps

22 January 2020 - The parents of a daughter with cystic fibrosis have cycled 1300 km from Dunedin to Wellington ...

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Amazon just filed a bunch of international trademarks for ‘Amazon Pharmacy’

21 January 2020 - Amazon bought an Internet pharmacy business called PillPack in 2018. ...

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Achieving cost savings with biosimilars will require new strategies, authors say

20 January 2020 - Improving access to fairly priced, quality-assured generics and biosimilars is essential to realizing the potential public ...

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Mum says 'miracle' drug saved ill baby Kaan Hunter's life

21 January 2020 - A baby who was given only four months to live after being diagnosed with an extremely ...

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Health gap fees up to 10 times higher in northern Sydney than elsewhere in NSW

21 January 2020 - Private health insurance gap fees are up to 10 times larger in northern Sydney than elsewhere ...

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