Our outdated policy means Kiwis don't access to the best medicines quickly enough.

Our model for medicine funding is the only one in the world that operates with a capped budget. Even when a medicine meets safety, quality and efficacy standards and is deemed to offer health benefits to patients, it is not guaranteed that it will be funded - often no decision is made at all, with many medicines being placed on a waiting list.

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