NZ ups funding for subsidized drugs
the April increase to a rise in investment income and the higher value of non-dollar assets caused by stronger yen and pound. TheNewZealand government is increasing funding for its drugs procurement agency amid claims that medicine costs will rise under the controversial 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Anextra NZ$39 million ($26.87 million) would be invested to enable Pharmac to provideNewZealanders with access to newmedicines. The funding boost would bring Pharmac’s annual budget to NZ$850 million, said Jonathan Coleman, minister of health, on Wednesday.
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