David Seymour’s special envoy in medicines is dumping his drug company investments

28 May 2024 - Act MP Todd Stephenson is selling his investments in drug companies while labelling as “outrageous” claims ...

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Former Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett appointed new chair of PHARMAC

28 April 2024 - Former Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett has been appointed the new chair of the national drug ...

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Steve Maharey quits as chair of PHARMAC, ACC

1 December 2023 - Both the Health Minister Dr Shane Reti and Minister for ACC Matt Doocey announced today they ...

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PHARMAC making progress on action plan to enhance organisational culture

1 December 2023 - PHARMAC is making progress to enhance the organisational culture with all immediate tasks in the action ...

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Rare Disorders NZ wants new Minister for PHARMAC to act swiftly to remove PHARMAC Chair

28 November 2023 - Rare Disorders NZ has today written to the new Minister for PHARMAC, David Seymour, reiterating their ...

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What next for PHARMAC boss after 'sick, sneering' remarks about Rachel Smalley?

10 November 2023 - PHARMAC’s CEO has managed to survive scrutiny from her board over sneering remarks made about broadcaster ...

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Expressions of interest to join the Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal

30 October 2023 - The Department of Health is seeking expressions of interest to fill three vacancies on the Pharmaceutical ...

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PHARMAC boss apologises over stories of patients self-funding treatments

28 October 2023 - PHARMAC's chief executive has apologised for making unprofessional comments about a journalist and stories of cancer ...

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Terminal cancer patient wants 'complete overhaul' of PHARMAC

27 October 2023 - Instead of spending time with her six-year-old daughter, terminal cancer patient Vickie Hudson-Craig is fighting PHARMAC ...

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PHARMAC Board endorse action plan to enhance organisational culture

27 October 2023 - At PHARMAC’s regular monthly Board meeting held today, the Board endorsed the action plan proposed by the ...

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Government of Canada announces new appointment to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

12 October 2023 - Today, the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced a new appointment to the Patented Medicine Prices ...

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Rare Disorders NZ appalled by attitude within PHARMAC; calls for Chair’s removal

11 October 2023 - Rare Disorders New Zealand is calling on the Minister of Health to remove Steve Maharey as ...

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PHARMAC needs to work for patients, not itself

10 October 2023 - “The internal chaos and siege mentality at PHARMAC is exactly why the next Government needs to ...

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Calls to sack PHARMAC boss after 'sick, sneering' remarks

8 October 2023 - A top cancer specialist says PHARMAC chief executive Sarah Fitt should step down over “offensive” emails, ...

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ICER appoints Daniel Ollendorf as Chief Scientific Officer and Director of HTA Methods and Engagement

27 September 2023 - Academic leader in HTA to rejoin ICER in November 2023. ...

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