Calls for government invest in new medicines

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Newstalk ZB ,
Publish Date
Fri, 30 Apr 2021, 10:24AM
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Calls for government invest in new medicines

Author
Newstalk ZB ,
Publish Date
Fri, 30 Apr 2021, 10:24AM

There are big dreams for our national pharmaceutical body.

Pharmac has released a wishlist of medicines it would buy in a perfect world.

There are 73 in total, amounting to about $400 million a year.

But Patient Voice Aotearoa chair Malcolm Mulholland told Mike Hosking he is confident the Government could make it work.

“We seem to have a bit of money floating around at the moment with Covid. They seem to be printing money left right and centre. It’s also about prioritising life, while they are big numbers; this is about patients at the end of the day.”

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