PHARMAC sheds a little more light on procedures in savvy political move


1 May 2019 - Steve Maharey has just secured special status on David Clark's Christmas card list.

Health Minister Clark took quite the punt last year when he appointed the former Labour Cabinet minister to head the drug-buying agency PHARMAC, with the opposition calling it "appalling" cronyism.

No doubt Clark squirmed in his chair as petition after petition threatened to drag PHARMAC policies and funding into greater light, and various campaigns, fronted by heartbreaking stories of pain and loss, highlighted perceived inequities in medical support.

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