PHARMAC is the New Zealand government agency that decides which medicines and medical devices are funded in New Zealand.
We work hard to give New Zealanders access to medicines and medical equipment they need to live healthy lives.
Medicines and medical equipment can cost a lot of money. We have a fixed budget to spend in the most cost-effective way possible. We do this by bargaining with drug companies to keep prices down.
Experienced doctors and medical staff look at how effective different medicines are across different medical conditions and help us decide what to fund.
PHARMAC is making a huge difference. A world leading difference.