Pacific pharmacists want inclusion on PHARMAC review

6 March 2021 - The President of the Pacific Pharmacists’Association, Kasey Brown, says a review of New Zealand’s drug buying ...

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Cancer Society says PHARMAC review doesn't go far enough

3 March 2021 - A review of drug buying agency PHARMAC is being described as long overdue. ...

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The PHARMAC non-review?

4 March 2021 - The recently announced PHARMAC review is fatally flawed.  ...

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PHARMAC ripe for reassessment

3 March 2021 - New Zealand’s drug buying agency PHARMAC has long been, simultaneously, a good thing in itself and ...

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Government announces review into PHARMAC

2 March 2021 - The Government is following through on an election promise to conduct an independent review into PHARMAC, ...

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Medicines New Zealand supportive of Government’s PHARMAC review assuming it is not a box-ticking exercise

2 March 2021 - Medicines New Zealand is supportive of the proposed review into PHARMAC if it is intended to improve ...

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Review asks how Government can get the new drugs it wants funded

2 March 2021 - The much-vaunted PHARMAC inquiry, being announced today, will investigate how the drug-buying agency can be brought ...

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Epilepsy drug deaths: Coronial inquiry into medication-linked deaths resumes

22 February 2021 - A coronial inquiry into the deaths of six patients whose epilepsy medication was changed before they ...

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TLV is tasked with reducing costs for medicines

16 February 2021 - The Government has commissioned the Swedish Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency, TLV, to implement measures to reduce ...

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Modifying NICE’s approach to equity weighting

7 February 2021 - The UK’s NICE recently launched a consultation on the methods it uses to evaluate new health technologies, ...

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NICE’s discounting review: clear thinking on rational revision meets obstacle of industrial interests

7 February 2021 - NICE recently published a review of discounting practice and theory as part of a consultation on ...

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NICE’s processes of technology evaluation - presenting a case for change

4 February 2021 - NICE has today launched a public consultation on proposals for changes to the processes it uses to ...

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FDA sped progress for most of 2020's novel drugs

14 January 2021 - Most novel drugs approved by the US FDA in 2020 made their way through the approvals process ...

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Jacinda Ardern defends Labour's 'perfectly reasonable' decision to veto MP led PHARMAC inquiry

7 December 2020 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is defending Labour's "perfectly reasonable" decision to veto a PHARMAC inquiry led ...

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Government promises independent PHARMAC review after Labour MPs veto Health Select Committee inquiry

3 December 2020 - National MPs have lashed out at Labour for voting against a politician-led inquiry into PHARMAC but ...

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