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Blue: Herceptin Decision: Women Let Down

Thursday, 7 August, 2008 - 17:02

"Women with aggressive Her-2 breast cancer have been cruelly let down by the refusal of the Government's drug-buying agency to extend funding to 12 months of Herceptin," says National's Associate Health spokeswoman, Jackie Blue.

Consultation Could Never Change The Evidence For Herceptin

Thursday, 7 August, 2008 - 16:56

"PHARMAC's decision to continue funding the nine week regime for Herceptin and not the twelve month regime for women with early stage breast cancer is a brave and difficuIt decision, but sadly it is the right one." Says Jo Fitzpatrick, Director of Women's Health Action Trust.

Blue: Herceptin: What's It Going To Take?

Wednesday, 30 July, 2008 - 10:00

National Party Leader John Key and Associate Health spokeswoman Jackie Blue are urging the Government to free up money to fund 12 months of Herceptin.

Blue: More Empty Labour Platitudes On Cancer

Thursday, 24 July, 2008 - 11:39

24 July 2008 - National Party Associate Health spokeswoman Jackie Blue says it is ironic that Labour says it will keep a close eye on a new prostate cancer drug trial, the results of which will be some years away.

Making Treatment Available For Osteoporosis

Wednesday, 23 July, 2008 - 10:45

23 July 2008 - More women with osteoporosis may be treated if a new drug can be shown to work at lower doses.

Medicine Funding Up $17 Million

Friday, 18 July, 2008 - 09:50

The Minister of Health has approved an increased community pharmaceuticals budget for the 2008/09 financial year. The budget of $653 million represents a $17 million increase on 2007/08.

Cunliffe: 11.1 Million Subsidised Gp Appointments A Year

Wednesday, 2 July, 2008 - 17:09

2 July 2008 - July marks the sixth anniversary of Primary Health Organisations in New Zealand, and over four million New Zealanders are benefiting.

Confusion Reigns Over Subsidies For Patients

Thursday, 26 June, 2008 - 12:57

26 June 2008 - Hospital waiting lists are set to grow and health insurance premiums are set to rocket, as the Ministry of Health indicates a possible change in policy on pharmaceutical subsidies, says National's Health spokesman, Tony Ryall.

Broad Health Delegations Launched

Friday, 20 June, 2008 - 16:43

Health Minister David Cunliffe today launched extensive delegations to a strong team of Associate Health Ministers giving them a wide scope for action.

Will Natlabs Keep Pharmac Out Of Us Trade Deal?

Thursday, 12 June, 2008 - 14:10

12 June 2008 - The Green Party is calling on National and Labour to guarantee that Pharmac will not be undermined or weakened in trade negotiations with the United States.