Community pharmaceuticals - expenditure trends
24 November 2017
A review of community pharmaceutical expenditure trends shows a drop in the proportion of the health budget devoted to pharmaceutical purchasing. Inflation, population growth and a widening of purchase responsibility means that PHARMAC has effectively a little more than half the portion of the health budget it had a decade ago for community pharmaceuticals. PHARMAC needs a $600m boost to keep up with the increase in funding to DHBs.
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