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Founder of HPV Vaccine guest of honour at Parliament

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 3:23 pm | Medicines New Zealand

Founder of HPV Vaccine guest of honour at Parliamentary Dinner. Professor Ian Frazer founder of the HPV vaccine is the guest speaker at the Medicines New Zealand Parliamentary dinner this evening, hosted at Parliament by the Chair of Health Committee, Simon ... More >>

Red carpet for inventor of world’s first cancer vaccine

Monday, 19 June 2017, 4:18 pm | Medicines New Zealand

NZ rolls out red carpet for inventor of world’s first cancer vaccine. Pioneering Australian researcher and 2006 Australian of the Year, Professor Ian Frazer, is paying a short visit to New Zealand this week. He is a guest of honour at the Medicines ... More >>

Patient Voice Prompts New Medicines Funding

Sunday, 7 May 2017, 8:33 pm | Medicines New Zealand

Medicines New Zealand is pleased that the New Zealand Government has today announced an additional investment of $60 million towards new medicines. More >>

Medicines in New Zealand are overlooked and underfunded

Friday, 5 May 2017, 9:15 am | Medicines New Zealand

Medicines New Zealand today released their latest Annual Report, The New Zealand Medicines Landscape 2016. It reveals patients in New Zealand are at the end of the queue for cost-effective, innovative medicines compared with other countries. More >>

Paracetamol wins Wellington researchers $20,000 prize

Monday, 10 October 2016, 9:48 am | Medicines New Zealand

Dr Paul Young will be presented with Medicines New Zealand’s 2016 Value of Medicines Award for leading a world-class study into the effects paracetamol has on patients in intensive care units (ICU) this evening. More >>

Research shows new cancer medicines pay for themselves

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 4:06 pm | Medicines New Zealand

Research by prominent American economist, Professor Frank Lichtenberg, proves New Zealand’s investment in cancer medicines reduces hospital spending, contributes to improved survival rates and decreases premature mortality rates. More >>

Economist visits NZ to present cancer research

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:54 am | Medicines New Zealand

Renowned American economist, Professor Frank Lichtenberg, has been commissioned by Medicines New Zealand to analyse the impact new cancer medicines have on New Zealand patients and the healthcare system. More >>

Value of Medicines Award is now Open

Monday, 1 August 2016, 1:33 pm | Medicines New Zealand

Applications for the 2016 Value of Medicines Award are open for medical researchers and clinicians More >>

Medicines New Zealand Welcomes Investment Announcement

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 1:39 pm | Medicines New Zealand

“New Zealanders have been waiting for 81 medicines recommended by PHARMAC’s pharmacology technical advisory committee (PTAC) for up to twelve years and it is pleasing that the Government is addressing this” said Hon Heather Roy, Medicines New Zealand ... More >>

Medicines New Zealand has never threatened New Zealand

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 4:44 pm | Medicines New Zealand

Recent statements in the media misrepresent the Medicines New Zealand position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and are not helpful to New Zealanders waiting for better access to innovative medicines. “Medicines New Zealand has never threatened New ... More >>

New Zealanders missing out on innovative medicines

Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 11:47 am | Medicines New Zealand

“We are outraged that the Minister of Health has today confirmed $30 million of PHARMAC’s budget was not reinvested in medicines in 2015. PHARMAC’s gross underfunding has left New Zealanders missing out on innovative medicines.” said Dr Graeme Jarvis, ... More >>

It’s time to treat patients - not ask for patience

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 11:47 am | Medicines New Zealand

New Zealanders are waiting for over 35 cost-effective medicines recommended by PHARMAC’s technical advisory committee. The average waiting time is now over 3 years. “Accessing the right medicines at the right time is crucial. The reality is that New Zealanders ... More >>

Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Mixed Bag for NZ Patients

Friday, 6 November 2015, 2:51 pm | Medicines New Zealand

Medicines New Zealand believes that strong intellectual property protections are necessary for the discovery and development of new treatments and therapies for New Zealand patients, including innovative biologic medicines. “The limitation placed ... More >>

Medicines New Zealand Statement on the TPP

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 1:32 pm | Medicines New Zealand

Medicines New Zealand Statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations 6 October 2015 Medicines New Zealand believes signing of the TPP has potential to boost the New Zealand economy by between $2-4 billion per year, open up new markets for ... More >>

Breakthrough Asthma Inhaler Device for Kiwi Kids Wins Award

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 10:55 am | Medicines New Zealand

Medicines New Zealand’s 2015 Value of Medicines Award was presented to Amy Chan, a doctoral candidate at the University of Auckland, last night at the organisation’s annual Parliamentary Dinner. More >>

Robots and New Zealand medical innovation highlighted

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 12:56 pm | Medicines New Zealand

Dr Catherine Mohr, a global expert on robotic surgery and other innovative health solutions, will be in New Zealand for four days as the guest of Medicines New Zealand. More >>

Value of Medicines Award Winner

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 12:37 pm | Medicines New Zealand

Dr Swee Tan, the Founder and Executive Director of the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute (GMRI), has continued the remarkable work that saw him win the Value of Medicines Award in 2014, funded by Medicines New Zealand. Applications for the ... More >>

Adult Vaccinations: WHO Cares…. does New Zealand?

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 10:00 am | Medicines New Zealand

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions known. More >>

Medicines NZ supports Health Research with $20,000 Award

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 2:21 pm | Medicines New Zealand

Entries for the 2015 Medicines New Zealand ‘Value of Medicines Award’ are now open. This annual award aims to showcase innovative research projects that can improve the health of kiwis through the use of medicines and vaccines. More >>

Kiwis waiting up to 8 years for key medicines

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:54 am | Medicines New Zealand

A study* published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal shows that New Zealand has a ‘waiting list’ of new medicines that have been recommended for funding but are not yet funded by PHARMAC. More >>



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