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Government’s Pharmac changes ‘commended’ by Māori, Pacific and disabled advocates

Māori, Pacific and disabled advocates are commending the Government for accepting the recommendations of a review into Pharmac with a goal to deliver fairer outcomes. The review, released on Wednesday, concludes the benefits Pharmac delivers are not equitably shared with Māori, Pacific and disabled people. It makes 33 recommendations, the bulk of which have been … Read more

Budget 2022: Pharmac boost leaves patients cold: ‘It won’t be enough’

Pharmac has had its biggest ever funding boost, but some New Zealanders fear it still won’t be enough to keep them alive. The drug-buying agency will receive an extra $71 million in the next financial year, and $120m the following year, Health Minister Andrew Little announced in Thursday’s Budget. But while Labour MPs cheered as … Read more