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Dr Swee Tan, the Founder and Executive Director of the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute (GMRI), has continued the remarkable work that saw him win the Value of Medicines Award in 2014, funded by Medicines New Zealand. Applications for the 2015 Medicines New Zealand Value of Medicines Award are currently open.
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.