PHARMAC seeking views on new cystic fibrosis medicine

Source: Pharmac 24 January 2020 PHARMAC has reached a provisional agreement with medicine supplier Vertex to fund ivacaftor (marketed as Kalydeco) for people with cystic fibrosis. “We...

DHBs are a public good – let’s start treating them that way

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: DHBs are a public good – let’s start treating them that way Peter Davis makes a...

Proposal to list orthopaedic implants and associated products supplied by Lifehealthcare Limited

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of orthopaedic implants and associated products (“Orthopaedic Products”) in Part...

Proposal to list rehabilitation products supplied by Active Healthcare and Permobil

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list rehabilitation equipment, patient positioning products and supports (“Rehabilitation Products”) supplied by Active...

Our sick hospitals

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Our sick hospitals The NZ Herald reveals serious hospital infrastructure issues across the country, including cramped,...

New Zealand Cancer Action Plan 2019–2029

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Cancer is the leading cause of death in New Zealand. Each year, around 23,000 people are diagnosed with cancer...

Spiralling DHB deficits prove the pie is too small

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Reports that DHB deficits are set to blow out even further this year are yet more proof that underfunding...

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