Uptake of medicines for type 2 diabetes mellitus

15 June 2021 - Empagliflozin (with and without metformin hydrochloride) has been funded since 1 February 2021. It is funded for ...

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PHARMAC’s decision over diabetes drugs could see up to 140,000 ‘miss out’, doctor says

11 June 2021 - Dr John Baker​, the chair of the Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa, says that has to change and highlights ...

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Stop blaming PHARMAC - we'd be worse off without it

10 June 2021 - Penny Tucker is concerned that there are “miracle drugs and biologics that have transformed many conditions ...

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Robertson says PHARMAC's bulk buying model is 'different', not 'worse' than other OECD countries

8 June 2021 - The Deputy Prime Minister says the agency’s bulk buying model works for many Kiwis. ...

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'We're not just all about the money' — PHARMAC defends why it still won't fund drug for rare children's disorder

3 June 2021 - Under-fire PHARMAC is defending the way it funds New Zealand's drugs, with the agency's director of operations, ...

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PHARMAC works well. Unless you’re sick.

2 June 2021 - Nearly two decades ago, in Washington DC, a group of consultants, lobbyists, lawyers and pharmaceutical industry ...

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PHARMAC petition tabled at Parliament

1 June 2021 - A petition with more than 100,000 signatures has today been tabled at Parliament after being accepted ...

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New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule - 1 June 2021 update

1 June 2021 - The June 2021 issue of the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule is now available and in effect. ...

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Apotex medicines in New Zealand

31 May 2021 - Apotex has announced that it is leaving the New Zealand market. ...

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PHARMAC funding will result in health poverty: advocate

30 May 2021 - A Dunedin patient rights campaigner is vowing to fight on in the wake of the Government’s ...

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Jacinda Ardern listening to calls for PHARMAC to fund 13 year old's life-changing drugs, but nothing she can do

25 May 2021 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she's listening to calls for life-changing drugs to be made more ...

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PHARMAC publishes record from Feb 2021 PTAC meeting

24 May 2021 - Yet another underwhelming meeting. ...

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PHARMAC to work with others to improve communication

21 May 2021 - PHARMAC accepts the Coroner’s comments that not all information about the brand change reached patients. ...

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Budget 2021: Health boost for PHARMAC and funding for Māori Health Authority

20 May 2021 - Health Minister Andrew Little said it was one of the biggest increases PHARMAC had ever had ...

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Boring Budget 2021 reinforces two tier medicines access system in New Zealand

20 May 2021 - Announcement in the budget today of $200 million over the next four years is simply meeting the ...

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