Funding boost means more medicines for more New Zealanders

24 June 2024 - PHARMAC welcomes the Government’s funding boost which will see about 175,000 more people receiving the medicines they ...

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Too much politics clouding cancer drugs process, decision - PHARMAC minister

20 June 2024 - There is a danger cancer patients are being overlooked in the political points-scoring that has arisen ...

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National cancer drug promise: PHARMAC Minister won’t guarantee those 13 drugs will be funded

19 June 2024 - The minister responsible for New Zealand’s drugbuying agency PHARMAC is at odds with the Minister of ...

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PHARMAC improves access to breast cancer treatments

18 June 2024 - PHARMAC has changed the criteria for two breast cancer medicines which means people with a particular ...

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Government ignored funding process with cancer drug promise - former PHARMAC chair

11 June 2024 - The National Party has stepped outside of the drug procurement process when they promised to fund ...

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New cancer drug funding to be announced this year, Christopher Luxon

4 June 2024 - Prime Minister Christopher Luxon says the government is aiming to make an announcement on funding cancer ...

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Blood cancer doctors urge Government: don’t break drug promise to our patients

6 June 2024 - More pressure has come on the Government over PHARMAC funding as an alliance of haematologists and ...

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New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule - 1 June 2024

1 June 2024 - The June 2024 issue of the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule is now available and in effect. ...

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Budget 2024 health: no funding for promised cancer drugs disappoints breast cancer patient - extension to screening welcomed

30 May 2024 - A cancer patient is disappointed with a lack of funding for new medicines in Budget 2024, ...

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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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Doctors say PHARMAC too slow to act over hormone replacement therapy patch shortage

18 May 2024 - The shortage of hormone replacement therapy patches is getting worse, and PHARMAC has been too slow ...

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PHARMAC shares the agenda items for the upcoming Rare Disorders Committee meeting (May 2024)

13 May 2024 - PHARMAC is sharing what medicine applications will be considered at the Rare Disorders Advisory Committee meeting ...

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PHARMAC and Health NZ weigh up future of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments

3 May 2024 - PHARMAC and Health NZ are weighing up the future direction of COVID-19 vaccinations and treatments in ...

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PHARMAC funding will not stretch to new medicines - chief executive

29 April 2024 - A multi-million dollar budget boost for PHARMAC will only keep the lights on, doctors and patient ...

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PHARMAC publishes minutes from February 2024 PTAC meeting

1 May 2024 - The outcomes from the February 2024 PTAC meeting are now available. ...

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