16 Mar 2012

Pharmac considers diabetes proposal submissions

11:33 am on 16 March 2012

The drug-buying agency Pharmac says it will need time to study more than 3000 submissions on its hotly-debated proposal to change to a sole supplier of glucose testing strips and meters.

The deadline expired on 14 March for submissions on the proposal to move from six brands of meters and strips to funding three meters and strips from one supplier, at a saving of $10 million a year.

Pharmac says no decision has been made yet, and it will work through all submissions and decide whether to go ahead or alter the proposal.

It is giving no indication of when a final decision will be made.