“Killing time” one year on, still no final response from PHARMAC to the independent review


28 February 2023 - Today marks one year since the PHARMAC Review was delivered to then Health Minister Andrew Little. Its recommendations were so damning that Minister Little declared, “The days of the independent republic of PHARMAC are over.”

PHARMAC still hasn’t released its final response to the Review’s 33 recommendations. Patient Voice Aotearoa called for the review and believes PHARMAC’s painfully slow response is yet another sign that the agency is uncommitted to change.

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