Do you know anyone with cancer, a rare disorder, or a chronic illness like diabetes or arthritis?
It is highly likely they are either missing out on medicines they need or are not receiving the best medicines they need to treat their disease.
That’s because successive Governments have continued to severely underfund Pharmac, New Zealand’s medicine buying agency. Pharmac is now one of the most poorly funded medicine buying agencies in the OECD.
There are over 100 medicines on Pharmac’s waiting list. This list does not include medicines that are being very slowly processed by Pharmac. Pharmac is notoriously slow to fund a medicine. One medicine has been on Pharmac’s waiting list for over 17 years.
This must stop.
We need your help. They need your help. Future generations need your help.
Please sign and share our petition to double Pharmac’s budget and reform the agency.