Proposals for funding in the immunosuppressant, oncology, vasodilator and smoking cessation therapeutic areas

11 July 2019 - PHARMAC is seeking feedback on proposals for funding in the immunosuppressant, oncology, vasodilator and smoking cessation ...

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AstraZeneca boss calls for NHS drug approval shake-up

5 July 2019 - AstraZeneca has called for a wholesale review of the way new drugs are paid for in ...

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Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits - 1 July 2019 update

1 July 2019 - The July 2019 issue of the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits is out and now in effect. ...

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Louisiana's experiment paying for hepatitis C drugs: lessons for other states, other treatments?

24 June 2019 - Beginning July 1 the Louisiana Department of Health will be implementing a groundbreaking licensing deal.  ...

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Opposition turns its sights on PHARMAC funding

18 June 2019 - Opposition politicians have turned their sights on what they say is an embarrassingly small funding increase ...

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Health Minister concedes DHBs are under pressure - 'I want to put more money in'

18 June 2019 - Health Minister David Clark has refused to be drawn on whether district health boards are underfunded, ...

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Plan for Australians living with pain

17 June 2019 - Australians living with chronic pain would have access to up to 20 Medicare-funded services each year ...

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Rotorua toddler faces being 'trapped in his own body', parents plead for Spinraza drug funding

5 June 2019 - The last time the Rotorua Daily Post spoke to Rotorua mum Anna Sutherland, her son Heath ...

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Charlie Teo brain surgery controversy: society gives assurances

1 June 2019 - One of Australia’s foremost neuro­surgeons has branded as “disheartening” the practice of cancer sufferers seeking public ...

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PHARMAC fails to score major funding boost in NZ budget

30 May 2019 - Major new funding for mental health but not for medicines; face of Wellbeing budget has given ...

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PHARMAC head defends drug agency's funding

28 May 2019 - PHARMAC is under intense pressure from clinicians, health advocacy groups and patients to fund more medicines ...

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PHARMAC playing 'money game' by not funding drug 49 other countries back - campaigner

27 May 2019 - Pharmac is playing a "money game" while patients are dying, an advocate for a patient group ...

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PHARMAC switches epilepsy drug against Medsafe advice

27 May 2019 - PHARMAC is making 10,000 people with epilepsy change medication even though Medsafe opposed the move. Guyon Espiner ...

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Doctors warn Australia's private health sector is heading towards a US style system

24 May 2019 - "Have you got insurance?" ...

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Drugs and money

24 May 2019 - An extra $60 million for PHARMAC over the next four years will benefit more than 30,000 New ...

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