Proposal for new calcineurin inhibitor listings on the Pharmaceutical Schedule

11 August 2020 - As part of PHARMAC’s Annual Tender process, PHARMAC is proposing to list two new medicines on ...

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Coronavirus: cancer patient's urgent plea for treatment in New Zealand

10 August 2020 - A Christchurch cancer patient is missing out on potentially life-saving treatment due to rising COVID-19 cases ...

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Trikafta manufacturer to fast track application to have 'miracle' cystic fibrosis drug funded in New Zealand

4 August 2020 - The miracle drug Trikafta is a step closer for New Zealanders living with cystic fibrosis, after ...

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PHARMAC considering a new way of contracting for medicines

4 August 2020 - Consultation has gone out today to health professionals and is available on PHARMAC’s website for anyone ...

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Access for Aotearoa - campaigning for access to modern medications for Kiwis with cystic fibrosis

3 August 2020 - It took eight years for New Zealanders living with CF to access the first of four ...

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New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule - 1 August 2020

1 August 2020 - The August 2020 issue of the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule is now available and in effect. ...

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Lockdown in Melbourne prevents Invercargill woman from receiving cancer treatment

30 July 2020 - Melbourne’s lockdown is preventing an Invercargill woman from travelling there for cancer treatment. ...

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PHARMAC removes dispensing restrictions' - now distributing three months' supply

30 July 2020 - The majority of the temporary dispensing restrictions placed upon Government-funded medicine will be removed on Saturday. ...

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Proposal to fund an additional brand of budesonide with eformoterol

30 July 2020 - PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to fund an additional brand (DuoResp Spiromax) of two ...

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Paracetamol: supply issue

28 July 2020 - API Consumer Brands has advised PHARMAC that they continue to have a supply issue for Pharmacare paracetamol ...

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PHARMAC report: should rich people get subsidised medicine?

29 July 2020 - Should wealthy New Zealanders have access to subsidised medicines when they could be investing in better ...

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Mother of teen with cystic fibrosis pleads for PHARMAC to fund new medication

26 July 2020 - Seventeen-year-old Rotorua teenager Osiris Daniels has been living in isolation his entire life, a necessary requirement ...

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Epilepsy medicine linked to deaths not same as previous funded drug — advocacy group

22 July 2020 - Testing commissioned by Patient Voice Aotearoa, a patient advocacy group, shows the three medicines given in New ...

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COVID-19: PHARMAC warns pandemic could disrupt supply of paracetamol, other medicines

21 July 2020 - PHARMAC warns the COVID-19 pandemic could disrupt not only the supply of paracetamol, but other medications ...

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PHARMAC, COVID-19 health response get slice of $302 million fund

21 July 2020 - Minister of Health Chris Hipkins has announced a financial boost for public health services, setting aside more ...

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