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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 >>

Pharmac Proposes To Fund Treatments For Breast And Blood Cancer

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 3:04 pm | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga is seeking feedback on a proposal to fund two new treatments for advanced breast cancer and a type of blood cancer. The treatments, ribociclib (branded as Kisqali) and midostaurin (branded as Rydapt), are part of ... More >>

Pharmac Making Progress On Action Plan To Enhance Organisational Culture

Friday, 1 December 2023, 2:49 pm | PHARMAC

Pharmac is making progress to enhance the organisational culture with all immediate tasks in the action plan either completed or underway. Pharmac's chief executive and senior leadership team provided an update on the implementation of the action ... More >>

Pharmac Celebrates Pacific Excellence At SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 3:39 pm | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac is honoured to have been able to help celebrate leadership and excellence in Pacific communities at the 2023 SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards in Auckland. This annual event is the largest Pacific people's awards ceremony ... More >>

Pharmac Calls For Applications For Medicines For Rare Disorders

Monday, 13 November 2023, 11:00 am | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac is calling for applications for medicines to treat rare disorders. These will be considered at the next meeting of the Rare Disorders Advisory Committee meeting in May 2024. “We are encouraging funding applications ... More >>

Pharmac Proposing To Fully Fund Testosterone Gel For All Who Need It

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 3:56 pm | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac is consulting on a proposal to fund testosterone gel without restrictions as an additional testosterone treatment for those who need it. Testosterone gel is used as a hormone replacement for men who can’t produce ... More >>

Pharmac Board Endorse Action Plan To Improve Organisational Culture

Friday, 27 October 2023, 4:03 pm | PHARMAC

At Pharmac’s regular monthly Board meeting held today, the Board endorsed the action plan proposed by the chief executive and senior leadership team to improve the organisation’s culture. The action plan is in response to unprofessional comments ... More >>

Access To COVID-19 Antiviral Treatments Widened For More People At Risk

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 11:02 am | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac is widening access to COVID-19 antivirals to people who are vulnerable to severe infection from COVID-19, including those with disabilities and with one or more severe health conditions. “We know antivirals can reduce the ... More >>

Pharmac Widens Access To Treatment For Life-long Bleeding Disorder, Severe Haemophilia A

Monday, 4 September 2023, 11:26 am | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac has confirmed it is widening access to emicizumab (branded as Hemlibra) for the treatment of people with severe haemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors. “Widening access to this treatment will help people manage ... More >>

Pharmac Funds First Treatment For Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Monday, 4 September 2023, 11:12 am | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac has confirmed it is widening access to ocrelizumab (branded as Ocrevus) as the first funded treatment for primary progressive multiple sclerosis. “We’re pleased to have a treatment option for people living with primary ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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