Story: Medicines and remedies

Pharmac decision

Pharmac manages public expenditure on pharmaceuticals. It negotiates with manufacturers for reduced prices and funds the most effective and cost-efficient products. In this television news clip, Dr Peter Moody of Pharmac explains a decision to change the asthma inhaler that is funded.

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Pauline Norris and Rosemary Beresford, 'Medicines and remedies - Access to medicines, 1993 to 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/28231/pharmac-decision (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Pauline Norris and Rosemary Beresford, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 May 2018, updated 1 Apr 2020