New data from PHARMAC is predicting DHB hospital spending on surgical and medical devices will fall by about $25 million over coming years.
PHARMAC has commenced consultation on a proposal to fund pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for advanced melanoma.
PHARMAC has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
PHARMAC is today announcing funding of six new treatments across important areas of health, including major advancements in the treatment of hepatitis C. From 1 July...
PHARMAC and the Health Research Council of New Zealand have created a partnership to make more than $400,000 available for pharmaceutical-related health research.
PHARMAC is asking the public for feedback on proposals to widen funding access to the varicella (chickenpox) and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, as well as other changes to funded vaccines.
PHARMAC's new approach to funding medicines for rare disorders is gaining real traction.
PHARMAC is today opening consultations on seven new treatments across a wide range of health areas, says PHARMAC Chief Executive Steffan Crausaz.
PHARMAC signs agreements with Auckland Whānau Ora Collective and Te ORA the Māori Doctors Association
Government pharmaceutical funding agency PHARMAC has today signed Memoranda of Agreement with Auckland-based Kōtahitanga Whānau Ora Collective and with Te ORA, the Māori Doctors Association.
PHARMAC is funding six new medicines that will improve treatment options for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Funding for two new medicines will provide patients with more convenient options for treating multiple sclerosis.
A new analysis of cancer medicine access in Australia and New Zealand shows that New Zealanders are getting access to the best cancer medicines available, says PHARMAC medical director Dr John Wyeth.
People with the rare blood condition hereditary angioedema are the first to benefit from the increased competition for rare disorders medicines promoted by PHARMAC.
PHARMAC’s annual tender continues to achieve its objectives, freeing up nearly $45 million from the 2014/15 tender round to reinvest in more medicines for more New Zealanders.
PHARMAC medical director Dr John Wyeth is welcoming the appointment of a new Chair and two new members to the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC).
Wellington smoking cessation advocate Shane Bradbrook has been appointed chair of PHARMAC’s Consumer Advisory Committee.
In changes to take effect from 1 September, PHARMAC is moving to have a preferred brand of recombinant Factor VIII, while also maintaining full funding for the other three currently-funded haemophilia products.
PHARMAC is consulting on moving to the next stage in its hospital medical devices work – market share procurement.
PHARMAC will begin funding for the prostate cancer treatment abiraterone (Zytiga) from 1 May 2015, potentially benefiting up to 1000 men annually.
Estimated savings achieved through PHARMAC’s tender of off-patent medicines have now topped $600 million.