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New Zealand’s Pharmac Subsidies Two More HIV Drug

The New Zealand Aids Foundation has welcomed a decision by Pharmac(the Pharmaceutical Schedule agency) to subsidize two new HIV drugs//. At the same time, they say delays over the funding may shorten some sufferers' lives. The two new medicines, to be subsidized from April 1, 2007 are Tenofovi...

Breast Cancer Funding To Be Extended By Another $30 Million: Pharmac

It has been proposed by Pharmac, to hold a meeting regarding extension of funding for the cancer drug Herceptin that would allow the provision of drug to women with early breast cancer. // Currently, funding can only be availed by patients with advanced breast cancer. Extension of the budget for th...

Study disapproves a new Asthma inhaler

... A study assessing a new asthma inhaler revealed that it has problems. This investigation was conducted subsequent to the decision of pharmac in 2005 to stop// the funding for Ventolin inhalers in favour of Salamol. In the study, 36 asthmatics using the Salamol inhaler were observed. Onl...

New Zealand Says no to Herceptin Funding for Early Breast Cancer

...gation of the evidence. Dr. Rasiah added that pharmac had to consider the cost implications of the drug ...ision to subsidize the drug should have influenced pharmac to do the same in New Zealand, argue advocacy grou...erson for National Associate Health, the fact that pharmac is funding herceptin for advanced breast cancer, w...

New Zealand To Give More Choice Of Drugs To Asthmatics

... Drug-buying agency pharmac of New Zealand is making certain changes to asthma medication management next week and it says these changes are bound to benefit// a significant numb...

PHARMAC Declines Funding for Herceptin

...ional health spokeswoman Jackie Blue has lambasted pharmac decision to decline funding for breast cancer drug Herceptin.// According to pharmac spokeswoman, Dr Dilky Rasiah, clinical studies did...ucts, has said that it would continue to work with pharmac to provide information and advocate for funding He...

To Use or Not To Use Ritalin for Preschoolers

...ribed for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is been prescribed to young children in New Zealand.// But Drug agency pharmac says that prescribing Ritalin to six-year-olds is very dangerous. Ritalin manufacturer Novartis also advises that the drug should not be given to chi...

Phamac to the Rescue of Diabetics

... Diabetes is on the rise in New Zealand. Hence pharmac decided to fund for the new once-a-day insulin for those who have serious fluctuations in blood sugar level. // It has decided to give Insulin Gla...

Pharmac Blamed Of Depriving People of Lifesaving Drug

... Two cardiologists accuse pharmac of not properly funding the cholesterol lowering drugs to the new Zealander...e funded by the agency. The report by the cardiologist therefore blames pharmac for misrepresenting scientific data, ignoring evidence based medicine and r...

Delayed Drug In New Zealand Markets

... Diabetics in New Zealand are welcoming a pharmac decision to fund long-acting insulin, that has bee...nown by its trade name, Lantus. Wayne McNee, pharmac chief executive, said the drug, which was priced a...d the decision, but said it had taken too long for pharmac to come out with the drug, as the patient lobby ha...

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