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Funding For Anti-Smoking Drug

Sunday, 31 May, 2009 - 17:20

Wellington, May 31 NZPA - Pharmac has marked Smokefree Day today by announcing funding for the smoking cessation drug bupropion (Zyban) from July 1.

Barriers To Access May Lead To Health Risks: Allergy New Zealand

Monday, 18 May, 2009 - 09:57

Accessing inaccurate information and not getting a proper diagnosis can put allergy sufferers' health at risk, warns Allergy New Zealand.

Pharmac To Consider Expanding Arthritis Drug Funding

Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 - 18:21

Wellington, May 5 NZPA - Arthritis New Zealand is welcoming a proposal by Government drug-buying agency Pharmac to expand the conditions for which the drug Humira will be funded.

OECD Recommends A Greater Investment In Medicines

Friday, 17 April, 2009 - 13:43

17 April 2009 - The OECD recommendation for increased funding for medicines must be taken seriously on the run up to the budget, Ken Shirley, the CEO of the Researched Medicines Industry Association, said today.

Turia Gets Behind Effort To Help Tamariki Breathe

Wednesday, 15 April, 2009 - 15:38

A new programme to help Maori children who suffer from asthma has been commended by Tariana Turia - the minister responsible for Maori health.

Space To Breathe Deserves Praise

Wednesday, 15 April, 2009 - 14:24

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation strongly supports PHARMAC's Space to Breathe campaign, being launched today in Taranaki.

Health Programme To Target Asthma In Maori Children

Wednesday, 15 April, 2009 - 12:55

Wellington, April 15 NZPA - A trial health programme at early childhood centres in Taranaki aims to reduce the number of Maori children hospitalised with asthma.

Six out of every 1000 Maori children under the age of 19 are hospitalised with asthma each year.

Paediatric Society Backs Space To Breathe Campaign

Wednesday, 15 April, 2009 - 11:22

15 April 2009 - The Paediatric Society is backing the Space to Breathe campaign, which is launched by PHARMAC in Taranaki today.

Māori Children More Likely To Be Hospitalised, Die From Asthma

Wednesday, 15 April, 2009 - 11:21

15 April 2009 - A new programme that gets underway in Taranaki this week has a potentially deadly illness in its sights - childhood asthma.

Experts Say New Pharmac Funding Could Help Avert Potential Public Health 'Time Bomb'

Tuesday, 31 March, 2009 - 15:12

Health experts believe that new access to Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a (40KD)), an effective antiviral treatment for two diseases, chronic hepatitis B and C, today announced by PHARMAC, will save thousands of lives and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars over the next twenty years.1,2,3