8 May 2017

Pharmac to fund new drugs including melatonin for insomniacs

From Morning Report, 7:57 am on 8 May 2017

Pharmac says it plans to fund five new drugs including melatonin - for 5,000 children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders who have insomnia. Our health correspondent Karen Brown says Pharmac is also aiming to fund HIV anti-retroviral drugs. However the Cancer Society says pemetrexed was given low priority which is an inconsistent move by Pharmac.