Navigation Links
Pharmac Blamed Of Depriving People of Lifesaving Drug

Two cardiologists accuse Pharmac of not properly funding the cholesterol lowering drugs to the new Zealanders. They published the report in the New Zealand medical //journal which they point out the shortsighted approach of the agency toward important drugs.

Cardiologists Dr Chris Ellis and Dr Harvey White said that the agency did not allocate funds for the statins for a period of 20 years.

Statins are drugs which help in the reduction of cholesterol levels and prevent heart problems such as heart attacks and strokes.

Pharmac's policies have limited the access of statins to the patients who were in dire need of the drug. This has increased the number of people suffering from heart problems due to inaccessibility of the drug. Hence the cardiologists accuse the agency of patient neglect and public deceit.

The statins are very efficient in lowering the cholesterol levels by about 58%. The initial clinical trails conducted during1986 is a proof for the efficiency of the drug. Despite of its efficiency the drug was not made widely available to patients in New Zealand until 1997. After which only statins which showed no mortality and low beneficial outcomes were funded by the agency.

The report by the cardiologist therefore blames Pharmac for misrepresenting scientific data, ignoring evidence based medicine and restricting access to medicine with the help of bureaucratic hurdles. This has resulted in more harm and premature death to New Zealanders.

National's Associate Health spokeswoman Jackie Blue said that the agency would have to alter its funding policy for the welfare of the people and also to attract more pharmaceutical companies.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries
2. Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries
3. Medicis Pharmaceutical company enters pediatric market
4. Pharmacies in for a dose of bitter medicine
5. Pharmacia may take 51.5 percent Abbott stake
6. Pharmaceutical companies are targeting patients
7. FDA approves Watson Pharmaceuticals Oxytrol patch
8. Pharmacist’s Role in Medication Error
9. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc awarded the prestigious outstanding supplier award received from Wal-Mart
10. Indian Pharmaceutical Industries Stops Manufacturing And Sale Of Valdecoxib
11. Pharmaceutical industries grant for R&D to be monitored
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that ... chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent ... special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited ... To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the ... Genome magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families ... to be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic ... most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging ... the past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a million ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood ... biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment ... today announced the closing of its previously announced ... stock, at the public offering price of $18.75 ... offering were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 Research ... "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical ... structures, replacing dumb structures such as vehicle bodies ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, ... -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform ... developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL ... can get any needed testing done in the comfort of her ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: