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Government response to independent Pharmac Review - Little

Wednesday, 1 June, 2022 - 11:00

The Government has released its response to the recommendations of the final report of the independent Pharmac Review panel, welcoming its insights as well as Pharmac’s commitment to improve in its role for better health equity and outcomes for all New Zealanders.

'Where is the PHARMAC Review?' - Brooke van Velden

Saturday, 28 May, 2022 - 07:32

"It has been three months to the day since the Minister received the PHARMAC review, why is he still hiding it?" Asks ACT’s Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

Budget 2022 Medicines Investment: A start, but also a potential rapid and painful stop?

Thursday, 19 May, 2022 - 19:28

Announcement in the budget of $191 million of new investment for medicines over the next two years is a start, but the fact that there is no confirmed additional investment beyond those two years is both a risk and concern, especially when compared to most other health packages in this year's bud

Brain Drain Budget fails breast test - ACT New Zealand

Thursday, 19 May, 2022 - 17:14

"Labour has once again failed to help those affected by breast cancer, with the Brain Drain Budget offering nothing to address the huge backlog of women awaiting breast screening," says ACT’s Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

ProCare welcomes big boost in PHARMAC budget - ProCare Health

Thursday, 19 May, 2022 - 16:54

Leading healthcare provider ProCare has today welcomed the big boost to PHARMAC funding, being the biggest in history, however questions whether it is enough, given inflation is sitting at 6.9%.

No explicit budget funding for preventing violence and abuse against disabled

Thursday, 19 May, 2022 - 15:59

Budget 2022 has pluses and minuses for the disabled community, says Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero.

Budget 2022 plugs health system holes but more needed - Thorsten Engel

Thursday, 19 May, 2022 - 15:43

There is no doubt the New Zealand health system requires reform and today’s Budget clearly set out the way forward, with funding prioritised against the most pressing issues on the Government’s agenda, says Deloitte Partner Thorsten Engel.

Budget 2022 lets down the women of NZ - Breast Cancer Foundation

Thursday, 19 May, 2022 - 15:23

Justine Smyth, Chair of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, said: "This Budget has let down the women of New Zealand by overlooking the enormous breast screening backlog that is preventing 50,000 women from getting their mammograms.

PHARMAC funding review needed - Brooke van Velden

Thursday, 19 May, 2022 - 14:12

"The ACT Party today welcomes a $191 million boost to funding for PHARMAC - now we need a proper funding review," says ACT Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

Investing in better health services - Andrew Little

Thursday, 19 May, 2022 - 14:01

Budget 2022 gives doctors, nurses and other health professionals working in our public health system the resources they need to get on with the job of looking after patients.

More money for more medicines