Shortage of prescription infant formula worries parents

28 January 2022 - A shortage of prescription infant formula has parents worried about how they will feed their babies. ...

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Former bowel cancer patient calls for NZ to fund drug she says saved her life

26 January 2022 - A woman with bowel cancer who was told she may have two years to live says ...

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PHARMAC confirms access criteria for COVID-19 treatments

26 January 2022 - PHARMAC has today confirmed the access criteria for two COVID-19 treatments – baricitinib and casirivimab with ...

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PHARMAC - 2021 in review

17 January 2022 - PHARMAC released its Year in Review for 2021 in late December. ...

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PHARMAC publishes experts’ advice and seeks views on patient access criteria for COVID-19 treatments

22 December 2021 - PHARMAC is releasing the October meeting records of their COVID-19 clinical expert advisory group and seeking feedback ...

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PHARMAC bundle deal life-giving for some cancer patients, but medics say NZ still 'playing catch up' for best treatments

16 December 2021 - About 100 patients with stage 3 lung cancer stand to gain extra years of life from ...

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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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PHARMAC still stalled on lung cancer drug

14 December 2021 - Lung cancer sufferers are still waiting on PHARMAC to reverse a decision made more than a ...

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Where to now for PHARMAC?

10 December 2021 - The interim report of the review of PHARMAC has just been published, with the thrust of ...

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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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Critics blame diabetes deaths on PHARMAC taking years to fund new drug

6 December 2021 - Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa says PHARMAC's delay funding new diabetes drugs has led to many deaths in Māori ...

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Shining a light on PHARMAC

6 December 2021 - It is encouraging to read the country’s drug buying agency PHARMAC is already moving to improve ...

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PHARMAC negotiates deal with Pfizer for its promising new oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19

6 December 2021 - PHARMAC has negotiated an agreement with Pfizer for its promising new oral anti-viral treatment to treat ...

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PHARMAC in review (2021) - part 2

3 December 2021 - As expected, the interim report fails to address the elephant in the room. ...

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PHARMAC review: 'Damning' interim report reveals 'fortress mentality', Māori, equity progress slow

2 December 2021 - An interim report of a major PHARMAC review has slated the Government drug buying agency over ...

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