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PHARMAC widening access for Truvada

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 2:04 pm | PHARMAC

PHARMAC widening access for Truvada for the prevention of HIV infection 7 February 2018 A decision to widen access to Truvada to prevent infection with HIV is a great opportunity to reduce transmission rates of HIV infections in New Zealand, says PHARMAC ... More >>

PHARMAC supports new Pacific Pharmacists’ Group

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 11:18 am | PHARMAC

PHARMAC supports new Pacific Pharmacists’ Group PHARMAC is supporting New Zealand’s first Pacific pharmacist group to establish itself as a formal entity. PHARMAC’s support for the Pacific pharmacists’ group emerged from the development of PHARMAC’s ... More >>

Significant Step for Treating People with Head & Neck Cancer

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 11:12 am | PHARMAC

Funding cetuximab for patients with head and neck cancer will be a significant advance for treating this type of cancer in New Zealand, says PHARMAC Director of Operations Sarah Fitt. More >>

PHARMAC commits to equity target by 2025

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 1:09 pm | PHARMAC

Achieving equity in medicines access is one of the bold goals PHARMAC has set itself to achieve by 2025. Writing in the agency’s 2017 Year in Review, Chief Executive Steffan Crausaz says that as it completes a quarter century of service to New Zealand, ... More >>

Keeping up with technology for people with diabetes

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:20 pm | PHARMAC

PHARMAC is giving people a choice of four funded CareSens meters, including a dual meter that measures both blood glucose and ketones. More >>

Keeping up with technology for people with diabetes

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 12:57 pm | PHARMAC

PHARMAC is giving people a choice of four funded CareSens meters, including a dual meter that measures both blood glucose and ketones. More >>

Sarah Fitt Appointed as PHARMAC Chief Executive

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 4:42 pm | PHARMAC

Stuart McLauchlan, Chair of PHARMAC today announced that Sarah Fitt, Director of Operations will be appointed as PHARMAC’s new Chief Executive effective from Saturday 6th January 2018. More >>

Steffan Crausaz stepping down as PHARMAC Chief Executive

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 1:20 pm | PHARMAC

PHARMAC has announced today that its Chief Executive, Steffan Crausaz, will be stepping down to take up a new role in the private-sector in New Zealand. More >>

Older people to benefit from access to shingles vaccine

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 2:38 pm | PHARMAC

Over 600,000 New Zealanders will be able to avoid the often painful and debilitating shingles infection following PHARMAC’s decision to fully fund the shingles vaccine. More >>

Thousands set to benefit from PHARMAC funded vaccine

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:15 am | PHARMAC

Thousands of children a year are set to avoid chickenpox infection, with flow-on benefits to families and the wider health system, after the varicella vaccine which prevents chickenpox is funded from 1 July 2017. More >>

Cancer and HIV patients and children to benefit from PHARMAC

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:49 am | PHARMAC

PHARMAC has announced the funding of five new treatments and wider use of over 30 existing treatments, which are set to benefit many New Zealanders from 1 July 2017. PHARMAC helps New Zealanders live healthier and better lives every day, and this ... More >>

Many to benefit from latest PHARMAC funding proposals

Monday, 8 May 2017, 11:56 am | PHARMAC

A series of 38 funding proposals across the breadth and scope of PHARMAC’s work has been released for public feedback. The proposals range from new technology for patients with high health needs, to everyday solutions that would benefit families ... More >>

Strategy provides opportunity for improving Pacific health

Friday, 7 April 2017, 1:21 pm | PHARMAC

A new strategy for Pacific health provides an exciting opportunity to improve the health of Pacific people in New Zealand, says PHARMAC Chief Executive Steffan Crausaz. More >>

Funded influenza vaccines for pregnant women and 65+

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 2:37 pm | PHARMAC

Funded influenza vaccinations will be available from more community pharmacies this year. More >>

Quality over quantity more important in health outcomes

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 12:02 pm | PHARMAC

When it comes to making a difference in people’s lives, it’s not about how many medicines you have, but having the ones that work, says PHARMAC Chief Executive Steffan Crausaz. More >>

Major PHARMAC funding package agreed with Roche

Monday, 5 December 2016, 11:22 am | PHARMAC

PHARMAC has announced a major funding package with Roche for nine medicines covering ten different conditions. The package includes the funding of three new treatments and widening of access to three existing medicines for seven new indications, as ... More >>

Partnership to enhance responsible use of medicines

Friday, 28 October 2016, 1:32 pm | PHARMAC

PHARMAC is pleased to announce a new partnership to support prescribing decisions and promote the responsible use of medicines, says PHARMAC Deputy Medical Director, Dr Bryan Betty. More >>

Leadership changes for PHARMAC consumer advisory committee

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 11:19 am | PHARMAC

The Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) is made up of members of the community who provide input to PHARMAC from a consumer or patient perspective. More >>

PHARMAC announces the funding of pembrolizumab

Tuesday, 2 August 2016, 2:13 pm | PHARMAC

PHARMAC is pleased to announce the funding of pembrolizumab, following successful commercial negotiations and evolution in evidence, says PHARMAC Director of Operations, Sarah Fitt. More >>

Over 100,000 people set to benefit from vaccines decisions

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 11:44 am | PHARMAC

PHARMAC has today announced changes to funded vaccines, which will benefit an extra 100,000 people, says PHARMAC Director of Operations Sarah Fitt. More >>

 

 

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