Medicare expansion and a lower eligibility age are included in Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget plan

9 August 2021 - There’s no guarantee that these proposals will make it through the full legislative process. ...

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Treasury wanted Labour to break all health election promises bar one

5 August 2021 - Treasury told the Government to kick its election promises like funding for PHARMAC, cochlear implants, and ...

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Sweden's cost of medicines is increasing

15 June 2021 - Sweden's costs for pharmaceuticals have risen by approximately SEK 2 billion between 2019 and 2020.  ...

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Budget 2021: Health boost for PHARMAC and funding for Māori Health Authority

20 May 2021 - Health Minister Andrew Little said it was one of the biggest increases PHARMAC had ever had ...

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Boring Budget 2021 reinforces two tier medicines access system in New Zealand

20 May 2021 - Announcement in the budget today of $200 million over the next four years is simply meeting the ...

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PHARMAC, dental funding crucial in Budget - National Party

18 May 2021 - Thursday's Budget is being promoted as a Covid-19 Recovery Budget. ...

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Budget 2021–⁠22: generational change and record investment in the health of Australians

11 May 2021 - A joint media release outlining the Morrison Government's $121.4 billion in 2021–22 and $503 billion investment into ...

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Health front and centre of economic recovery

11 May 2021 - Treasurer Josh Frydenberg places the nation’s health, wellbeing and recovery from COVID-19 front and centre of ...

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PHARMAC's budget hole hundreds of millions of dollars deep

29 April 2021 - For the first time, the Government's drug-buying agency has released figures about its 'options for investment' ...

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Budget is why PHARMAC is letting down New Zealanders, CEO says

22 October 2020 - PHARMAC is struggling to cater to the demand of Kiwis. ...

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Budget 2020-21: Improving Access to Medicines – improving administration of the PBS and patient support programs

6 October 2020 - A one page Budget 2020-21 fact sheet that is heavy on political spin and light on hard ...

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Improving access to medicines

6 October 2020 - The 2020-2021 Budget creates a landmark PBS New Medicines Funding Guarantee.  ...

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Labour's promised PHARMAC boost 'not enough'

30 September 2020 - Palmerston North cancer patient Lydia Pei looks likely to have to depend on the community, not ...

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Government throwing billions at COVID-19 but not doubling PHARMAC budget 'makes no sense' - Malcolm Mullholland

17 September 2020 - The PHARMAC model is broken, according to an advocate for increased access to life-saving drugs in ...

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If money is no longer an issue, I have one request - double the PHARMAC budget

16 September 2020 - Long live the year 2020 - said no one ever. ...

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