Researched Medicines Industry Association - Latest News [Page 1]

Launch of Medicines New Zealand

Thursday, 16 September 2010, 9:44 am | Researched Medicines Industry Association

The Researched Medicines Industry Association has changed its name to Medicines New Zealand and announced a range of new initiatives to improve health outcomes for New Zealand. A launch event was held at the Beehive, hosted by Associate Minister of ... More >>

RMI welcomes panel report

Friday, 7 May 2010, 5:09 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

“The Researched Medicines Industry Association (RMI) welcomes the publication today of the Review of Access to High-Cost, Highly Specialised Medicines in New Zealand, released by the Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health. More >>

Researched Medicines Industry elects new Board

Wednesday, 7 April 2010, 11:19 am | Researched Medicines Industry Association

Four new members were elected to the Board of the Researched Medicines Industry Association (RMI) at its AGM held in Auckland on 24 March. More >>

Lawyer to Chair Researched Medicines Industry

Monday, 30 November 2009, 12:45 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

Auckland-based lawyer, Lex Henry, has been appointed chairman of the Researched Medicines Industry (RMI). A Special Counsel with Auckland law firm Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, Mr Henry currently chairs merchant bank Cranleigh, is a Director of Ngai Tahu Properties ... More >>

RMI helps PHARMAC over avoidable medicine shortage

Tuesday, 22 September 2009, 4:47 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

The Researched Medicines Industry (RMI) says its members will be “calling in all the favours they can” from their international networks so patients are not left without medicines following a Medsafe ban on importing 20 PHARMAC-contracted generic ... More >>

Spend more of health budget making people better

Friday, 21 August 2009, 3:58 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

The Researched Medicines Industry (RMI) is urging the Government to continue its efforts to spend more of the health budget on front line treatment of patients. RMI Chairman Dr Pippa MacKay says international evidence is stacking up that New Zealand ... More >>

NZ must head back to OECD medicine standard

Friday, 31 July 2009, 3:35 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

The pharmaceutical industry says the $40m announced yesterday by the Government to subsidise new medicines helps New Zealand back on a path to reach OECD standards for medicines expenditure. Dr Pippa MacKay, the Chairman of the Researched Medicines ... More >>

Budget and access to medicines for New Zealanders

Thursday, 28 May 2009, 4:17 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

The promised extra $185.7m for medicines in the community over the next four years is a significant and welcome first step toward closing the growing gap between the number and quality of medicines available to Australians, as compared with those ... More >>

Budget and access to medicines for New Zealanders

Thursday, 28 May 2009, 4:10 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

The promised extra $185.7m for medicines in the community over the next four years is a significant and welcome first step toward closing the growing gap between the number and quality of medicines available to Australians, as compared with those ... More >>

Ken Shirley resigns as CEO of RMIA

Tuesday, 26 May 2009, 4:45 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

The Chairman and the Board of the Researched Medicines Industry Association wants to thank Mr Ken Shirley for his work as CEO for the organisation. Mr Shirley has announced his resignation effective from June 19th 2009. The Board wishes him well, ... More >>

OECD recommends a greater investment in medicines

Friday, 17 April 2009, 1:51 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

The OECD recommendation for increased funding for medicines must be taken seriously on the run up to the budget, Ken Shirley, the CEO of the Researched Medicines Industry Association, said today. “Since 2002 there have been 80 recommendations to fund ... More >>

Funding for medicines welcomed

Thursday, 23 October 2008, 3:34 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

“The Researched Medicines Industry welcomes John Key’s announcement that a National-led Government would provide New Zealanders with better access to medicines” says RMI Chairman, Dr Pippa MacKay. More >>

“Good But why did it take so long?”

Wednesday, 1 October 2008, 5:05 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

“While it is good that PHARMAC have announced today that they will begin funding treatments for two types of prostate disease it is shameful that it has taken 15 years in the case of finasteride and seven years for bicalutamide” says RMI Chairman, ... More >>

Herceptin decision - system is failing NZers

Friday, 8 August 2008, 3:04 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

“PHARMAC is hiding behind clinical ‘issues’ in order to attempt to justify its refusal to fund Herceptin and other innovative and modern medicines,” the Researched Medicines Industry Association’s chairman, Dr Pippa MacKay said. More >>

Aussie's beat the Kiwis, yet again...

Friday, 1 August 2008, 4:05 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

"An extra (Aust) $909.2 million over the next five years for new medicines and extensions to listings for existing funded medicine was announced today by the Australian government. More >>

Medicines for treating dementia

Wednesday, 23 July 2008, 12:07 am | Researched Medicines Industry Association

“Alzheimer’s New Zealand should be congratulated for its excellent report on the economic impact of dementia in New Zealand. This was launched last night” said Researched Medicines Industry chairman, Dr Pippa MacKay. More >>

PHARMAC Budget Increase “Paltry”

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 3:21 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

A paltry 2.7% increase for funding the community Pharmaceutical Schedule for medicines has been revealed in PHARMAC’s statement of intent, released this week. More >>

Trans Tasman Envy

Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 3:55 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

“The New Zealand pharmaceutical industry and medical sector can only look with envy and frustration at the Rudd Government’s new initiative to increase investment in pharmaceutical R&D, clinical trials and manufacturing in Australia” says RMI ... More >>

More funding for medicines

Monday, 19 May 2008, 4:32 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

"In response to Peter Dunne's announced $8.8million for best practice prescribing the Researched Medicines Industry Association reiterates its support for the optimal use of prescription medicines. More >>

Medicines subsidies fiasco part of bigger problem

Wednesday, 14 May 2008, 3:14 pm | Researched Medicines Industry Association

"The exposure by Consumer New Zealand that tourists and non-residents are receiving subsidised prescriptions is welcomed by the Researched Medicines Industry Association (RMI). We fully support demands for a full investigation into the fiasco and don't ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL