The health system in New Zealand is mostly publicly funded. There are more than 20,000 medicines that are included in that funding.
PHARMAC manages the selection and purchase of publicly funded medicines and related products used in the community.
- How medicines are funded: the process
- New funding applications: how to apply, and what happens then
- Factors for consideration: what do we look for?
- Economic analysis: how much value can we get from each health dollar?
- Prioritisation: ranking all the different applications
- Having your say: consulting about proposed funding changes
- Sign up: to receive PHARMAC consultations, notifications and tender updates
- The Pharmaceutical Schedule: the list of funded medicines and medical devices
PHARMAC also helps District Health Boards assess and procure the medicines and medical devices used in public hospitals.
Other paths for funding