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Pharmac's Year in Review

Monday, 20 December, 2021 - 11:03

Today Pharmac has released its Year in Review for 2021, an annual publication highlighting key aspects of the agency’s work throughout the year.

Pharmac 'looking to fund medicines for lung and ovarian cancer'

Thursday, 16 December, 2021 - 11:00

Pharmac is considering funding a bundle deal which would give New Zealanders more effective treatment options for lung cancer and ovarian cancer. The bundle deal also includes a new medicine for people with severe eosinophilic asthma.

Medsafe consents Trikafta

Thursday, 9 December, 2021 - 13:17

Vertex today announced it has gained consent from Medsafe for the use of Trikafta® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ ivacaftor and ivacaftor) for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients in New Zealand, ages six and over who have at least one F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane

New report estimates 10,400 more Maori should be on preventive treatment for gout

Wednesday, 8 December, 2021 - 12:47

Pharmac has today released the first of a series of reports investigating inequities in medicine access.

Pharmac negotiates deal with Pfizer for its new treatment for COVID-19

Monday, 6 December, 2021 - 16:01

Pharmac has negotiated an agreement with the supplier Pfizer for its promising new oral antiviral treatment to treat COVID-19.

Late and lazy PHARMAC whitewash tells us nothing new - Reti

Thursday, 2 December, 2021 - 18:19

Today’s interim release of the PHARMAC inquiry is late and lazy tells us nothing we didn’t know beforehand, says National Party Health Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti.

"It is clearly late and it is clearly lazy in its failure to make any recommendations whatsoever or to address funding.

Pharmac 'welcomes Interim Report'

Thursday, 2 December, 2021 - 14:14

Pharmac accepts many of the observations made in the Interim Report and is already making changes to how it operates.

"We want to reassure New Zealanders that we are listening," says chief executive Sarah Fitt.

Pharmac Review interim report released - Andrew Little

Thursday, 2 December, 2021 - 14:01

Health Minister Andrew Little has released an interim report by an independent panel reviewing the national pharmaceuticals-buying agency Pharmac.

Dr Jane Thomas: Pharmac's first female, Maori Chair of expert advisory committee

Friday, 26 November, 2021 - 12:53

Pharmac’s Chief Executive Sarah Fitt has announced today the appointment of Dr Jane Thomas as Pharmac’s new Chair of the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC).

Supporting New Zealanders to recover from Covid-19 in the community - Little

Thursday, 25 November, 2021 - 11:00

The Government is increasing the support for New Zealanders who test positive for COVID-19 through the rollout of the COVID Care in the Community model and a $300 million funding boost to Pharmac to purchase new medicines to treat the virus, Health Minister Andrew Little announced today.