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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Promising signs for patients desperately waiting for life saving drugs

    Promising signs for patients desperately waiting for life saving drugs


    The Government's due to make a Pharmac funding announcement - that could bump up its medicines budget 40 percent.

    Breast Cancer Foundation chief executive Ah-Leen Rayner says if confirmed, it will bring hope to breast cancer patients - whose drugs were left out of the 13 cancer drugs initially promised.

    She says those on the waitlist know their drugs have been approved - but it can sometimes take between six and eight years for them to become available.

    She says some patients may die waiting for the drugs to reach them - or suffer life changing consequences.

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