Time taken for Pharmac funding decisions ‘too long’, says Medicines NZ

It takes the nation’s drug-buying agency, Pharmac, an average of 7.7 years to make funding decisions about potentially life-saving medicines, a report has found.

The Pharmac’s Medicines Waiting Lists: Impacts on Patients in Aotearoa New Zealand report, commissioned by lobby group Medicines New Zealand found it took on an average nearly eight years to reach a decision on applications across all Pharmac lists.

Read the Stuff article here: Pharmac medicines waiting lists too long

Click here for the full report.