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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 >>

NZ 2nd ‘last in class’ for first-in-class medicines

Friday, 20 March 2015, 1:08 pm | Medicines New Zealand

A newly released report shows Kiwis are missing out on many innovative medicines, with New Zealand ranked in last place out of 20 comparable OECD countries. The report compares access to 247 new medicines that were first registered between 2009 and ... More >>

Kiwis missing out on innovative medicines

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 11:50 am | Medicines New Zealand

Compared to our Aussie cousins, Kiwi patients are denied access to innovative medicines. In the past 12 months, Australia listed 17 new medicines on their pharmaceutical schedule and New Zealand listed just one. More >>

New General Manager appointed to Medicines New Zealand

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 12:40 pm | Medicines New Zealand

The start of the New Year was marked at Medicines New Zealand by the appointment of a new General Manager, Dr. Graeme Jarvis. Dr. Jarvis brings over 22 years’ experience in both domestic and international private sector and government organisations. More >>

Keeping standards high for the medicines industry

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 9:48 am | Medicines New Zealand

Medicines New Zealand’s Code of Practice (the Code) has been reviewed and the 16th edition is out now. More >>

Demand for measles vaccine rises by 40 percent

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 1:09 pm | Medicines New Zealand

Demand for measles vaccine has risen by 40 percent in June in New Zealand in the wake of a rapidly-spreading outbreak of the disease in the Auckland and Waikato regions. More >>

New Zealanders Miss Out on Timely Access to New Medicines

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 10:38 am | Medicines New Zealand

Australia is to gain access to new medicines at an even faster rate thanks to a new streamlined process to reduce the time taken to list medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme while New Zealand patients by comparison continue to receive access ... More >>

How medicines are made available for Kiwi

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 9:59 am | Medicines New Zealand

Many Kiwis don’t know or are confused about the way in which medicines prescribed for them are assessed for safety and become funded. “For the first time, in a collaboration between Medicines New Zealand, PHARMAC and Medsafe a set of informative videos have ... More >>