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Doctors Resist Pharmac’s Diabetes Funding Plan

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 5:59 am | Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa

Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa says Pharmac’s plan for very limited funding for Type 2 diabetes drugs has met strong and unusual resistance from the medical establishment. Pharmac called for submissions last month on a plan to fund 50,000 thousand patients ... More >>

New Diabetes Drug Funding Format Is “Unethical”

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 6:00 am | Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa

An organisation which has campaigned to change the drugs used in New Zealand to treat Type 2 diabetes says Pharmac’s announcement today of limited funding for the ‘new’ drugs leaves at least 200,000 patients on a regime now only practiced ... More >>

New Data On South Auckland Diabetes Shocks Meeting

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 4:55 am | Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa

Call for Pharmac to instantly replace “ancient” medicines it funds for diabetes New data released at an online public meeting in South Auckland last week shocked the audience, after it was revealed Type 2 Diabetes patients were failing to respond ... More >>

NZ’s Slow Medicine Uptake Leads To 800 Diabetes Deaths Each Year

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 4:44 pm | Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa

  The Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa has estimated in a submission to Pharmac last month that New Zealand’s long delayed adoption of modern diabetes medicines is leading to the death of about 800 people each year. This shocking estimate comes ... More >>