The Pharmac decision to fund the drug Keytruda should have been made much earlier, says New Zealand First.
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New Zealand has overtaken Australia as having the highest rate of melanoma in the world yet New Zealand is still waiting for melanoma medication to be funded, says New Zealand First.
The government has again rejected urgent legislation to allow Pharmac to consider new drugs, like the melanoma drug Keytruda, in special cases.
The Prime Minister John Key has demonstrated again that his “trust me” pledge is hollow.
New Zealanders face higher medical costs under the TPPA – there’s nothing in the new leaks to say that is not the case, says New Zealand First.
The road show circus that makes up the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations rolled into Auckland this week.
New Zealand First today in Parliament found the Government unwilling to answer questions about the secrecy surrounding the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations or how it would provide jobs for New Zealanders.
The Government’s short-sighted policies are failing to stem New Zealand’s diabetes epidemic, says New Zealand First health spokesperson Barbara Stewart.
New Zealand First is calling on the Government to outline the health risks caused by a $30 million funding cut to Pharmac which has severely limited some subsidised medication options.
Forcing 200,000 diabetic New Zealanders to use only one form of glucose-testing equipment is draconian and backward looking says New Zealand First Health spokesperson Barbara Stewart.