Statement on sanitary pads application

Media release Medicines

PHARMAC has received a funding application for sanitary pads and tampons.

Our first step is to determine whether the application falls within the scope of PHARMAC’s work.

PHARMAC’s role is to obtain the best health outcomes possible from pharmaceuticals, from the funding available. This includes an assessment of evidence to determine the therapeutic benefits of the product under assessment.

A funding application was received at the end of last year and work on whether it is in scope is currently underway.