1 Mar 2016

Pharmac Petition - Karen Brown

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 1 March 2016

A petition calling on the Government to fund the melanoma treatment, Keytruda, has been presented to Parliament today. Australia, Canada and Britain subsidise the treatment, but Pharmac has given it low priority, saying it needs further studies into the drug's effectiveness. RNZ's health correspondent, Karen Brown, was at Parliament.