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Pharmac To Reconsider Herceptin Funding

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03 April 2008


Pharmac To Reconsider Herceptin Funding


The eight breast cancer patients who took their case to the High Court seeking the overturning of Pharmac’s funding decisions for the cancer drug Herceptin can take some comfort from the High Court decision that Pharmac must reconsider and consult over its decision not to fund 12 months of Herceptin for women with early breast cancer, says New Zealand First health spokesperson Barbara Stewart.

“The ball is now back in Pharmac’s court.

“The court case will have been immensely stressful for all those involved and the review of this decision must not be dragged out any longer than is absolutely essential,” said Mrs Stewart.


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