'We're not just all about the money' — PHARMAC defends why it still won't fund drug for rare children's disorder

3 June 2021 - Under-fire PHARMAC is defending the way it funds New Zealand's drugs, with the agency's director of operations, ...

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The economics of alternative payment models for pharmaceuticals

1 June 2021 - Pharmaceuticals are priced uniformly by convention, but vary in their degree of effectiveness for different disease indications.  ...

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PHARMAC funding will result in health poverty: advocate

30 May 2021 - A Dunedin patient rights campaigner is vowing to fight on in the wake of the Government’s ...

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Dupixent (dupilumab) now publicly reimbursed in Ontario and New Brunswick for the treatment of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis

25 May 2021 - Dupixent is the only biologic medicine approved by Health Canada to treat moderate to severe atopic dermatitis. ...

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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 political theatre grotesque

20 May 2021 - “It is grotesque political theatre to make people wait for the budget to get their medicines ...

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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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CMS delays Medicare payments for breakthrough devices until December

17 May 2021 - Medicare coverage for FDA designated breakthrough medical devices will have to wait several more months, despite ...

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Modernising Medicare coverage pathways for prescription digital therapeutics

13 May 2021 - Outpatient visit restrictions imposed in early 2020 due to COVID-19 increased demand for effective virtual health care ...

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PHARMAC funding 'affects all New Zealanders'

12 May 2021 - Doubling the funding for drug-buying agency PHARMAC will save lives and allow more people to live ...

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MTAA optimistic as Government rejects insurer led push to abolish Prosthesis List

11 May 2021 - The Medical Technology Association of Australia has welcomed the Government’s decision to retain the Prostheses List ...

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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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CMS increases Medicare payment for COVID-19 monoclonal antibody infusions

6 May 2021 - New payment policy for at-home administration. ...

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