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Pharmac Proposal To Increase Access To Five Medicines For Cancer And Other Health Conditions

Friday, 12 July 2024, 11:16 am | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga is looking to increase access to five medicines for a number of cancers, including kidney and lung cancers, and other health conditions. More >>

Over 6,000 People Will Benefit From Pharmac Funding Proposal If Approved

Wednesday, 10 July 2024, 11:40 am | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga plans to widen access to seven medicines benefitting over 6,000 people within the first 12 months of funding. More >>

Pharmac Opens First Consultation For Cancer Medicines After Funding Boost

Friday, 5 July 2024, 11:20 am | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga is looking to widen access to four medicines as part of the first public consultation following the budget boost. More >>

Multiple Myeloma Treatments Available To More People

Tuesday, 2 July 2024, 1:33 pm | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga is making more treatment options available for people with multiple myeloma and other blood disorders. “From 1 August, we’re widening access to lenalidomide and we’re also funding pomalidomide for the first ... More >>

Funding Boost Means More Medicines For More New Zealanders

Monday, 24 June 2024, 4:35 pm | PHARMAC

Pharmac welcomes the Government’s funding boost which will see about 175,000 more people receiving the medicines they need in the first year. More >>

More Funded Nutritional Supplements On The Cards For People With Inherited Metabolic Diseases

Thursday, 20 June 2024, 2:13 pm | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga is proposing to fund more nutritional supplements for people with inherited metabolic diseases and make them available to people closer to home. More >>

Pharmac Improves Access To Breast Cancer Treatments

Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 2:13 pm | PHARMAC

From 1 July, ribociclib (branded as Kisqali) will be funded for a form of advanced breast cancer known as HR-positive HER2-negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. Palbociclib (branded as Ibrance) has been funded for this type of breast ... More >>

Pharmac Considering Feedback On Diabetes CGMs Funding Proposal

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 11:13 am | PHARMAC

Pharmac will host an online information session in a fortnight to talk about the process of developing the funding proposal and provide an update on Pharmac’s next steps, including engagement with clinicians, consumers and suppliers. More >>

More Treatment Options Proposed For People With Multiple Myeloma And Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 1:16 pm | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga is proposing to fund more treatments for people with a type of blood cancer, multiple myeloma, and some people with a blood cell disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome. More >>

Pharmac Simplifies Access To A Medicine For The Rare Disorder, Wilson Disease

Friday, 12 April 2024, 2:05 pm | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga is making it easier for people with Wilson disease to get the medicine they need. From 1 May, trientine will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Schedule. At the moment people access it through one of Pharmac’s exceptional circumstances ... More >>

Pharmac Seeking Bids From Suppliers To Fund Another Type Of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Friday, 5 April 2024, 10:05 am | PHARMAC

“Pharmac is looking to fund a new type of oestradiol treatment without restrictions,” says Dr David Hughes, Pharmac’s Director Advice and Assessment/Chief Medical Officer. More >>

Pharmac Asking For Feedback On A Funding Proposal To Change The Lives Of 18,000 New Zealanders With Type 1 Diabetes

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 1:30 pm | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga wants to hear what people think of a funding proposal for continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), insulin pumps, and insulin pump consumables. “We’ve reached provisional agreements with suppliers to provide funded CGMs, ... More >>

Funding Process For Child Cancer Medicines To Remain

Friday, 15 March 2024, 10:10 am | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga has decided to keep Rule 8.1b, which allows medicines for treating children with cancer to be automatically funded without Pharmac assessment. “We’ve heard very clearly from clinicians and the whānau of child and adolescent ... More >>

Flu Vaccine Available To 1.7 Million New Zealanders In 2024

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 5:20 pm | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga has confirmed who will be able to get the funded influenza (flu) vaccine from 2 April 2024, with around one million people eligible to get it for free. “The flu vaccine is free for those who are most vulnerable ... More >>

More Than 30,000 People To Benefit Under Pharmac Proposal

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 1:43 pm | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga is proposing to fund five treatments to improve the lives of over 30,000 people in New Zealand. The treatments are for gynaecological cancers, lung disease, HIV, a rare condition affecting blood vessels, and for people ... More >>

Pharmac Funds Treatments For Breast And Blood Cancer

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 10:05 am | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga is funding two new cancer treatments, for advanced breast cancer, and for blood cancer, which will improve health outcomes for hundreds of New Zealanders. “These new medicines will provide more funded treatment options ... More >>

Pharmac To Fully Fund Testosterone Gel For All Who Need It

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 1:41 pm | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga is funding testosterone gel without restrictions as an additional testosterone treatment for anyone who needs it from 1 April 2024. “We understand there is a wide range of people who will benefit from having open ... More >>

Proposal To Enable More Childhood Vaccines To Be Given In Community Pharmacies

Monday, 15 January 2024, 10:41 am | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga is seeking feedback on a joint proposal with Health New Zealand – Te Whatu Ora, to enable community pharmacies to give some of the funded childhood vaccines. “Pharmac has an important role to help improve the health ... More >>

Pharmac Expands Funded Supplement Options For People With Inherited Metabolic Diseases

Thursday, 11 January 2024, 12:51 pm | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga is funding more nutritional supplements for people with inherited metabolic diseases from 1 February 2024. “We understand that people living with inherited metabolic diseases, like phenylketonuria, will benefit from ... More >>

Pharmac To Supply Overdose Reversing Medicine Naloxone To Needle Exchange Sites

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 11:14 am | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac is pleased to confirm that naloxone injections will now be supplied to the New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme, to ensure it is available in the community to treat opioid overdoses. “Naloxone quickly reverses ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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