Decision regarding PHARMAC’s implementation of Trans-Pacific Partnership provisions and other amendments to application processes


8 December 2016 - PHARMAC is pleased to announce that changes will be made to its Operating Policies and Procedures (OPP) and other changes concerning application processes.

This was the subject of a consultation document released on 5 September 2016. 

In summary, the effect of the decision is that Section 2.1 of the OPP will be amended with immediate effect and the following changes would come into effect when TPP comes into force for New Zealand:

  • Sections 4.1 and 4.5 of the OPP will be amended
  • A new decision-type ‘decline as proposed’ will be able to be applied to decisions; and
  • An online product application tool and Product Application Assessment Record

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Michael Wonder

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