PHARMAC | A Crown Entity of New Zealand - Te Pātaka Whaioranga

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About PHARMAC | Mō Te Pātaka Whaioranga

  • Our purpose is to deliver the best health outcomes from the Government’s investment in medicines and medical devices.
  • We promote the responsible use of medicines in New Zealand. This means making sure medicines are not under-used, over-used or misused.
  • Te Pātaka Whaioranga, ‘the storehouse of wellbeing’, sums up the part we play in managing and safeguarding something that is valuable to our whole community – the pursuit of wellbeing.
  • We negotiate national contracts for hospital medical devices. In the future, we'll decide which medical devices are available for public hospitals.
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Have your say on our funding decisions

We ask for your feedback on our decisions to fund a medicine or related product. We want to know what impact funding that medicine will have on prescribers, pharmacists and people who take the medicine.

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Contact us

Talk to our enquiries team. We're ready to answer your questions about funded medicines and related products.

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PHARMAC's Strategic Direction

Read PHARMAC's goals for the future and how we will achieve them.