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Pharmac Proposes Widening Access To A Brain Cancer Treatment To Help Reduce The Impact Of A Discontinuation

Friday, 11 August 2023, 9:06 am | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac is proposing to widen access to temozolomide, an oral anti-cancer treatment, for people with a type of brain cancer called glioma. This comes as lomustine, the current treatment option for people with low grade or ... More >>

Pharmac’s Rare Disorders Advisory Committee Makes New Recommendations For Funding

Thursday, 10 August 2023, 12:58 pm | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac has published the record of the March Rare Disorders Advisory Committee meeting, sharing details on a number of funding applications including those for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The Rare Disorders Advisory Committee meeting ... More >>

Pharmac Secures Supply Of Vaccines For New Zealanders

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 12:59 pm | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac has confirmed supply agreements for a range of funded vaccines including those that protect against influenza and meningococcal disease. This follows a request for proposals (RFP) competitive process. “We are ... More >>

Pharmac Considers Access Criteria For COVID-19 Antiviral Treatments

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 2:58 pm | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac is consulting on changes to the access criteria for all COVID-19 antiviral treatments to include more people who are at risk of becoming severely ill from the infection. “We now know that these antiviral treatments can ... More >>

Pharmac Joins International Collaboration To Advance Use Of Health Technology Assessments

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 1:05 pm | PHARMAC

Pharmac has joined an international collaboration of government health technology assessment (HTA) agencies. Together with partners from Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada we're working to make health systems better by sharing HTA knowledge and ... More >>

Pharmac Seeking Bids From Suppliers For Continuous Glucose Monitors, Insulin Pumps And Consumables

Tuesday, 11 July 2023, 11:10 am | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga - Pharmac is seeking commercial bids from suppliers for the supply of funded continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), insulin pumps, and insulin pump consumables for people living with type 1 diabetes. “We are really pleased to be ... More >>

Pharmac Considers Widening Access To Treatments For Multiple Sclerosis And Haemophilia A

Thursday, 22 June 2023, 3:35 pm | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga - Pharmac has started a consultation today for widening access for two treatments; ocrelizumab (branded as Ocrevus) as the first funded treatment for primary progressive multiple sclerosis, and emicizumab (branded as Hemlibra) ... More >>

Pharmac Seeks Feedback On Widening Access And Transitioning To A Biosimilar Trastuzumab

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 2:10 pm | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac is considering awarding Principal Supply to a biosimilar brand of trastuzumab (branded as Herzuma), and widening access to include those with stomach (gastric) cancer, from 1 December 2023. Consultation on the proposal ... More >>

Pharmac Funds Second Treatment For Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Tuesday, 11 April 2023, 1:46 pm | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga - Pharmac has announced the funding of risdiplam (branded as Evrysdi) for people with the rare genetic disorder spinal muscular atrophy, who meet eligibility criteria from 1 May 2023. “We’re pleased to announce that we ... More >>

Pharmac Shares Next Steps In Reviewing Rule 8.1b

Wednesday, 5 April 2023, 11:06 am | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac’s consultation on rule 8.1b of the Pharmaceutical Schedule has now closed. “Rule 8.1b is a unique exception that means any medicine used to treat cancer in a paediatric setting is automatically funded without a Pharmac ... More >>

Pharmac Seeking Feedback On The COVID-19 Antiviral Molnupiravir

Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 11:58 am | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac are consulting on the role of molnupiravir in New Zealand’s portfolio of COVID-19 treatments. The consultation seeks feedback on whether Pharmac should stop funding the treatment or adjust the eligibility criteria ... More >>

Pharmac Considers Funding Rituximab For IgG4-related Disease

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 10:05 am | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga - Pharmac has initiated a consultation today on widening funded access to rituximab (branded as Riximyo) for people with IgG4-related disease, a chronic inflammatory condition. “Pharmac currently funds rituximab for several ... More >>

Pharmac Funds Two New Treatments For Lung Cancer

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 12:10 pm | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac has announced the funding of two new medicines - pembrolizumab (branded as Keytruda) and atezolizumab (branded as Tecentriq) for people with locally advanced and metastatic non-small cell lung cancer who meet certain ... More >>

Pharmac Announces Decision To Fund Trikafta

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 12:02 pm | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac has today confirmed the funding of elexacaftor with tezacaftor and ivacaftor (branded as Trikafta) for people with cystic fibrosis, aged 6 years and above, who meet certain eligibility criteria. “We’re thrilled ... More >>

Pharmac Releases Final Response To Review

Friday, 3 March 2023, 12:19 pm | PHARMAC

Today, we are releasing our final response to the Pharmac review.  “The independent Review of Pharmac was an opportunity for us to reflect on what we do, how we do it, and where we can make improvements for the benefit of all New Zealanders,” ... More >>

Pharmac Confirms Widened Access To The Funded Flu Vaccine

Thursday, 2 March 2023, 12:14 pm | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac is widening access to the annual funded flu vaccine to tamariki aged 6 months to 12 years and will again offer it to Māori and Pacific peoples who are 55 to 64 years of age for the 2023 flu season. “The flu vaccine ... More >>

Pharmac Shares Agenda Items For The Upcoming Rare Disorders Committee Meeting

Monday, 27 February 2023, 1:36 pm | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac is creating visibility of what medicines are being considered that could impact the rare disorders community by sharing the agenda items for the upcoming Rare Disorders Advisory Committee meeting. Pharmac’s Chief Medical ... More >>

Pharmac Proposing To Phase Out Food Thickeners

Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 1:00 pm | PHARMAC

Today Te Pātaka Whaioranga - Pharmac is beginning a consultation to better understand how phasing out the funding of food thickeners in the community would affect people who use them. Pharmac’s chief medical officer Dr David Hughes says, “Food thickeners ... More >>

Pharmac Signals First Step Towards Funding Continuous Glucose Monitors

Tuesday, 21 February 2023, 12:11 pm | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga - Pharmac will soon be seeking competitive commercial offers for the supply of funded Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) in New Zealand. “Today we have issued a Future Procurement Opportunity for CGMs, insulin pumps, and insulin ... More >>

Pharmac Seeking Feedback On Funding A Second SMA Treatment

Thursday, 19 January 2023, 7:45 am | PHARMAC

Te Pātaka Whaioranga - Pharmac is initiating a consultation today, seeking feedback on a proposal to fund of risdiplam (branded as Evrysdi) for people with the rare genetic disorder spinal muscular atrophy, who meet the eligibility criteria. Pharmac’s ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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