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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    An expected but unconfirmed Pharmac funding boost could come as a lifeline to our sinking drug system

    An expected but unconfirmed Pharmac funding boost could come as a lifeline to our sinking drug system


    Finance Minister Nicola Willis has confirmed an announcement's coming - but it won't be today.

    The Post's reporting a 600-million dollar boost is awaiting Cabinet approval.

    Patient Voice Aotearoa chair Malcolm Mulholland says 330-thousand people are on the waiting list for unfunded drugs.

    He says funding these drugs would bring us into line with the OECD - but it wouldn't be the end.

    Mulholland says another 280 drugs have been applied for and are grinding their way slowly through Pharmac's approval system.

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