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Two Newly Funded Treatments For Prostate Diseases

Wednesday, 1 October, 2008 - 10:49

1 October 2008 - PHARMAC is to begin funding treatments for two types of prostate disease in men - prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Pharmac, GE Free, Ownership At Risk In US Trade Deal

Tuesday, 23 September, 2008 - 12:23

The Green Party is calling on the Government to make a public commitment not to weaken Pharmac and not to weaken laws on genetic engineering or foreign ownership in any trade deal with the United States.

Blue: Action On Eltroxin Now Urgent

Monday, 8 September, 2008 - 16:35

8 September 2008 - Immediate action is needed to resolve an unfolding crisis of ill health from a new formulation of Eltroxin, a medicine used to treat an underactive thyroid, says National Party Associate Health spokeswoman Jackie Blue.

Ground-Breaking Report Into Drug Accessibility

Monday, 8 September, 2008 - 08:04

Calls for urgent action to raise NZ from bottom of OECD

The Collaborative Forum into High Cost, Highly Specialised medicines released its report today after a three-month examination of accessibility to medicines in New Zealand.

Blue: Thyroxine Concern Needs Sorting Out

Friday, 22 August, 2008 - 14:36

National Party Associate Health spokeswoman Jackie Blue is calling on Health Minister David Cunliffe to sort out the confusion and concern around the drug Eltroxin.

Increased Condoms Range A Win-Win - Pharmac

Thursday, 21 August, 2008 - 13:13

Funding a wider range of condoms saves taxpayers money, increases choice and promotes better sexual health practices, PHARMAC says.

Study To Explore Modern Meanings Of Medication

Wednesday, 20 August, 2008 - 12:23

20 August 2008 - A psychology study on medication use will explore the symbolic significance, rather than the pharmacological function, of drugs and health remedies in the daily lives of New Zealanders.

Once-a-Day Treatment For ADHD Funded

Tuesday, 19 August, 2008 - 14:56

19 August 2008 - A once-a-day treatment for people with ADHD, (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is being funded from 1 September.

Pharmac Funds New Treatment For Skin Cancers

Wednesday, 13 August, 2008 - 14:20

13 August 2008 - A new treatment is being funded for people with a generally non-malignant form of skin cancer.

Herceptin: Keeping Faith With Clinical Trial Participants

Wednesday, 13 August, 2008 - 10:33

The recent decision of PHARMAC not to fund 12 months of adjuvant Herceptin for women with Her 2 positive breast cancer calls into question our carefully crafted approach to ethical clinical trials research in cancer.