Women with advanced breast cancer ask the PM to intervene


15 March 2019 - On Wednesday 13 March, ten women with advanced breast cancer presented to the Health Select Committee to plead their case for two life extending drugs, Ibrance and Kadcyla, to be funded, and for an inquiry to be held into PHARMAC. 

The following morning the Minister of Health, Dr David Clark, expressed the opinion on television that he did not wish for an inquiry to be held into PHARMAC because they do a great job in purchasing medicines for New Zealand. 

This is the second time Dr Clark has made such comments in a clear attempt to exert his influence on the Health Select Committee not to hold an inquiry into PHARMAC.

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