How often is Pharmac schedule updated?

Schedule Updates Ngā Whakahoutanga Dispatched every month on the 23rd of the month, or the last working day before the 23rd.

What is the pharmaceutical schedule?

The New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule is a list of the approximately 2000 prescription medicines and therapeutic products which are subsidized by the Government. It is published three times a year and updated monthly on

Is Keytruda Pharmac approved?

Keytruda is available in New Zealand but patients must fund it themselves.

Is rosuvastatin funded in NZ?

We have made the decision to fund rosuvastatin for New Zealanders at increased risk of cardiovascular complications due to high cholesterol. This medicine will be available, fully funded from 1 December 2021.

Is a pharmacist a profession?

Traditionally, pharmacists have primarily worked in community (retail) pharmacies, including those located in grocery and drug stores. However, the profession is rapidly changing and more pharmacists are working in a clinical role in hospitals, physician offices, and specialty clinics.

What is Pharmac in New Zealand?

Pharmac is the New Zealand government agency that decides which medicines and related products are funded in New Zealand. We work hard to give New Zealanders access to medicines and related products they need to live healthy lives.

Is Vasorex the same as amlodipine?

VASOREX tablets contain the active ingredient amlodipine, which belongs to the group of medicines known as calcium channel blockers or calcium channel antagonists.

How long before you know if KEYTRUDA is working?

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Does KEYTRUDA make you lose your hair?

Hair loss as a side effect of Keytruda is usually temporary. If you have hair loss from using Keytruda, your hair should start growing back several weeks after your last dose.

Which statins are funded in NZ?

Some international guidelines recommend the use of non-statin medicines for the primary or secondary prevention of CVD, such as ezetimibe and alirocumab, both of which are available in New Zealand (only ezetimibe is funded).

Is rosuvastatin more effective than atorvastatin?

Efficacy. At the end of the titration-to-goal period, rosuvastatin was significantly more effective than atorvastatin on the primary efficacy measure, reducing LDL-C by 52% compared with 46% in the atorvastatin group (p < 0.0001) (table ​ 2).