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A newly released report shows Kiwis are missing out on many innovative medicines, with New Zealand ranked in last place out of 20 comparable OECD countries.
Compared to our Aussie cousins, Kiwi patients are denied access to innovative medicines. In the past 12 months, Australia listed 17 new medicines on their pharmaceutical schedule and New Zealand listed just one.
Medicines New Zealand welcomes the publication of PHARMAC's new Decision Criteria for the funding of medicines in New Zealand.
Dr Swee Tan has scooped the Medicines New Zealand 2014 Value of Medicines Award for his outstanding work treating newborn babies suffering from disfiguring and life-threatening strawberry birthmarks.
Medicines New Zealand's Code of Practice (the Code) has been reviewed and the 16th edition is out now.