It's given me so much hope': PHARMAC announces breast cancer drug deal

New Zealand Herald

15 January 2020 - Wiki Mulholland has watched friends die around her since her terminal breast cancer diagnosis 18 months ago.

The mother-of-three often wondered if she'd survive long enough to see public funding for drugs that could extend life for her and thousands of other Kiwi women battling the disease.

Today, Government drug-buying agency PHARMAC will announce it has struck a provisional deal to cover the cost of Ibrance, a pricey and potentially life-prolonging treatment Mulholland and other women have campaigned for.

It means at least 2000 women could begin receiving the drug by as early as April.

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