Atomoxetine – further delay in change of funded brand and open access

20 May 2020 - PHARMAC is advising all interested parties that there is a further one-month delay in the listing ...

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Racing getting more from budget than PHARMAC

12 May 2020 - It is a damning indictment of the Government’s priorities that the racing industry is getting more ...

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Decision to fund pancreatic enzymes modified-release granules (Creon Micro)

12 May 2020 - PHARMAC is pleased to announce a decision to fund pancreatic enzymes modified-release granules (Creon Micro) from ...

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PHARMAC funding increase "extremely disappointing"

11 May 2020 - Rare Disorders NZ is extremely disappointed with the announcement yesterday of a pre-budget boost to PHARMAC’s funding ...

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Lung cancer victims miss out in drug funding boost - advocates

11 May 2020 - Advocates for lung cancer sufferers say the extra funding for PHARMAC in this year's Budget won't help ...

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New Zealand’s medicines system still on life-support but can be saved

11 May 2020 - Medicines New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement of new investment in the medicines budget as any ...

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PHARMAC drugs stretching Southern DHB budget

11 May 2020 - PHARMACs approval of life-extending drugs is putting significant strain on the Southern District Health Board's budget, ...

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“Don’t back away from cancer drug plan,” Breast Cancer Foundation begs

10 May 2020 - “Don’t use COVID-19 as an excuse to back away from your commitment to cancer patients,” Breast ...

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COVID-19: Health Minister David Clark announces more medicines, vaccines in $160 million PHARMAC budget boost

10 May 2020 - Health Minister David Clark has rejected claims he and other Government ministers have been "gagged", as ...

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PHARMAC says it will need more funding amid global COVID-19 crisis

26 April 2020 - The Government's drug-funding agency says it will need more money as the global impact of COVID-19 ...

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Recent PHARMAC funding decisions

22 April 2020 - You may have read about PHARMAC’S decision this week to scrap a lung cancer drug funding ...

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UK underinvested in health care, says pharma boss

22 April 2020 - The UK has underinvested in health care "over many years" which has hampered its ability to ...

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Modifying funded access to mifepristone and misoprostol

20 April 2020 - PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to change funded access arrangements to two medicines currently ...

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COVID-19: Government funds $276m for PPE, PHARMAC and residential aged care

18 April 2020 - The Government will spend almost $300m of its COVID-19 relief fund to buy more PPE, fund medicines ...

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COVID-19: suggestions for funding changes

6 April 2020 - PHARMAC is receiving suggestions from many stakeholders about funding changes we could make to support the health ...

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