It is so important that New Zealanders are able to access new, emerging and effective cancer treatments that are the standard of care in other parts of the world.” – Sir Sam Neill, actor, New Zealander, and stage 3 blood cancer patient, June 2023
For a high-income, developed country, New Zealand has a particularly poor system of evaluating and funding medicines. This system often leaves New Zealanders without access to new medicines and vaccines that are often the standard of care in other developed countries.
Please read the article here: Land of the long wait crowd. Problems in New Zealand’s Medicine Funding System