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Diabetes Deaths Certain After Pharmac Decision

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 9:43 am | Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa

Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa says hundreds of early deaths are now certain among 4 out of every 5 diabetics not eligible for lifechanging diabetes medicines to be funded by Pharmac. Chairman Dr John Baker said Pharmac’s announcement yesterday ... More >>

Political Lead Needed Over Diabetes Drug Delay

Friday, 4 December 2020, 9:30 am | Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa

Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa says it is surprised to learn Pharmac did not consider critical diabetes medicines at its Board meeting this week, despite holding extensive additional consultation over the past month. The Foundation says political leadership ... More >>

Fate Of 250,000 Diabetics In Pharmac’s Hands

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 9:34 am | Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa

This week, a small group of bureaucrats and health professionals will meet to agree on the quality of life of at least a million people; the 250,000 New Zealanders with diabetes and their families. The Board of New Zealand’s medical agency, Pharmac, ... More >>

Pharmac Won’t Release The Data That Changed Its Mind On Diabetes

Friday, 13 November 2020, 6:47 am | Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa

Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa will request the Ombudsman investigate Pharmac’s refusal to release public submissions which caused it to reconsider its controversial proposal to fund medicines for only 50,000 of the 250,000 people with type-2 diabetes. ... More >>

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 >>




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