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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 >>

New Zealand public help improve PHARMAC decision making

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 10:30 am | PHARMAC

6 July 2016 New Zealand public help improve PHARMAC decision making After listening to what New Zealanders had to say, PHARMAC has changed the way it makes decisions - the most significant change to its decision making in its 23 year history. “This ... More >>

PHARMAC devices savings to help hospitals manage budgets

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 11:05 am | PHARMAC

New data from PHARMAC is predicting DHB hospital spending on surgical and medical devices will fall by about $25 million over coming years. And this is set to grow with a consultation released today that, if implemented, would save a further $3.2 ... More >>

Health sector feedback helps make the most of funding boost

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 2:25 pm | PHARMAC

PHARMAC is today announcing funding of six new treatments across important areas of health, including major advancements in the treatment of hepatitis C. More >>

PHARMAC seeking new Māori members for consumer committee

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 10:40 am | PHARMAC

PHARMAC is seeking nominations for two Māori members of its Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC). More >>

New treatment options for patients with multiple sclerosis

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 2:19 pm | PHARMAC

Funding for two new medicines will provide patients with more convenient options for treating multiple sclerosis. More >>

NZers getting access to best cancer medicines

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 4:12 pm | PHARMAC

A new analysis of cancer medicine access in Australia and New Zealand shows that New Zealanders are getting access to the best cancer medicines available, says PHARMAC medical director Dr John Wyeth. More >>

Pharmac welcomes appointments to clinical committee

Friday, 17 July 2015, 10:31 am | PHARMAC

Pharmac welcomes appointments to clinical committee Pharmac medical director Dr John Wyeth is welcoming the appointment of a new Chair and two new members to the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC). PTAC is a statutory committee ... More >>

New leadership, new members for PHARMAC consumer committee

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 10:17 am | PHARMAC

New leadership, new members for PHARMAC consumer committee Wellington smoking cessation advocate Shane Bradbrook has been appointed chair of PHARMAC’s Consumer Advisory Committee. Shane Bradbrook, a member of the Committee since 2010, will succeed Kate ... More >>

Moves to protect availability of haemophilia treatments

Monday, 6 July 2015, 3:45 pm | PHARMAC

In changes to take effect from 1 September, PHARMAC is moving to have a preferred brand of recombinant Factor VIII, while also maintaining full funding for the other three currently-funded haemophilia products. More >>



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