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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions known.
Entries for the 2015 Medicines New Zealand ‘Value of Medicines Award’ are now open.
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.