PHARMAC looking to fund medicines for lung and ovarian cancer

16 December 2021 - PHARMAC is considering funding a bundle deal which would give New Zealanders more effective treatment options for ...

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Permanent telehealth to strengthen universal Medicare

13 December 2021 - The Australian Government is investing $308.6 million to strengthen Australia’s primary care health system, building on our ...

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Funding Keytruda for melanoma but not for lung cancer is racist, health advocates say

8 December 2021 - PHARMAC has been accused of institutional racism and breaching the Treaty of Waitangi for funding drugs ...

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Medicare coverage of aducanumab — implications for state budgets

20 November 2021 - CMS is considering whether and under what circumstances Medicare will pay for aducanumab for Alzheimer’s disease.  ...

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Additional support for Australians with rare skin conditions

12 November 2021 - The Australian Government is providing additional support, reducing the out of pocket costs for hundreds of Australians ...

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PHARMAC to fund baricitinib to treat moderate to severe cases of COVID-19

5 November 2021 - PHARMAC has purchased another new medicine, baricitinib, to treat moderate to severe cases of COVID-19, with 500 ...

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Funding hole makes cracking COVID-19 vaccine code a tougher ask

4 November 2021 - Australia has the expertise to crack the code in the biggest challenge facing the COVID-19 vaccination ...

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Medicare to fund allied health case conferencing

1 November 2021 - New Medicare items will encourage eligible health providers to work together more closely to support the health ...

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Section 19A medicines subsidised by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

1 November 2021 - In the event of a medicine shortage, a provision under section 19A of the Therapeutic Goods ...

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PHARMAC negotiates deal for a further COVID-19 treatment

31 October 2021 - PHARMAC has negotiated an agreement with Roche to purchase another COVID-19 treatment.  ...

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New help for Australians on the IVF journey

24 October 2021 - From 1 November 2021, people will be able to claim a Medicare rebate for five new Medicare ...

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Pre-implantation genetic testing for IVF to be covered by Medicare

24 October 2021 - Parents who fear passing on their hereditary diseases to children will now get genetic tests covered by ...

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70 percent of Kiwis want Government to give PHARMAC more money - survey

10 October 2021 - New Zealanders have sent a clear message to the Government to fund medicines better or their ...

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Medical device reforms to lower health fund premiums

2 October 2021 - Health fund premium rises will be 20% lower next year, and the reason for the savings ...

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PHARMAC seeks feedback on a biosimilar brand of adalimumab being considered for funding

26 August 2021 - PHARMAC is considering awarding Principal Supply to a biosimilar brand of adalimumab (Amgevita) from 1 February ...

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